The Talented Mr. Ripley Setting & Symbolism

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New York

Ripley's New York is the area around Second and Third Avenue, filled with second-class antique stores and seedy bars. He abhors the concept of returning to the world of subway rides and a 9-to-5 job. Tom occasionally frequents a nice restaurant or one of the better clubs, such as the one in which he encounters Mr. Greenleaf.

Mongibello

Dickie Greenleaf, the scion of a wealthy shipbuilding family, has taken up permanent residence as a painter in the tiny village of Mongibello, in southern Italy. Mongibello has only one decent hotel, a few cafes, and an extremely limited social life. Few Americans spend the winter there, although tourists are common in the summer.

Paris

Tom has no time to see the sights in Paris on his initial trip to Mongibello. He catches only a glimpse of the awnings and cafes, as he breezes through the train station...

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