That Hideous Strength Setting & Symbolism

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Edgestow

Edgestow is the town in which the novel begins. Bracton College is in Edgestow, as well as Bragdon Wood. The Studdocks, Dimbles and Maggs's live in Edgestow. This is the town which is torn apart by the N.I.C.E. while they are looking for Merlin. Edgestow is destroyed supernaturally in the end of the book.

Bracton College

Bracton College is the place where Mark has a fellowship. The Progressive Element is part of the fellowship at Bracton, and the college is basically harmless except for their affiliation with the N.I.C.E. Many members of the fellows of Bracton are easily swayed by manipulation. It is Bracton College that sells Bragdon Wood to the N.I.C.E.

Bragdon Wood

Bragdon Wood is part of the property belonging to Bracton College. It has magical connotations because of a well, "Merlin's Well," that stands at...

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