Straight Man Setting & Symbolism

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Railton Campus

The campus where most of the story takes place. Hank is the temporary chair of the English department.

Occam's Razor

The belief of put forth by William of Occam that the easiest path is the correct one. There is no need to complicate things with more detail than necessary. Whatever is, is the way it is, simply because that is the way it was intended to be.

Alleghany Estates I

The community where Hank and Lily live. A subdivision outside Alleghany Wells, approximately fifteen minutes from the campus

Alleghany Estates II

Across the street for Alleghany Estates I, and the home of Paul Rourke, a member of the English department. Alleghany Estates II appears to be cursed, as nothing goes well. The buildings are faulty, the drainage is bad, and even the plants and trees don't seem to thrive.

Alleghany Wells

The small town where Hank's...

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