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Sophie's Choice Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Yetta Zimmerman's Boarding House

This is the shockingly pink boarding house in Brooklyn, where Stingo, Nathan, and Sophie all live. Yetta is known for her liberal attitudes about male and female boarders having overnight guests.

Auschwitz

The infamous concentration camp to which Sophie and her children were sent. Unfortunately, it is not a fictional place made up by the author. Auschwitz still stands today, as a monument to the countless souls who were murdered on its soil.

The Maple Court

One of the few bars in Flatbush, it is where Stingo, Nathan, and Sophie like to hang out.

Nathan's Phonograph

Considered a luxury item in those days, only people like Nathan, who had a lot of money, could afford one. Music is important to all three of the friends, and this phonograph provides many hours of enjoyment. The doomed couple died while listening to its music.

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