The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris, Goodbye to Berlin Setting & Symbolism

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Berlinappears in The Last of Mr. Norris / Goodbye to Berlin

This city in Germany is, for the most part, the setting for both narratives ("The Last of Mr. Norris" and "Goodbye to Berlin"). It's important to note that this is the Berlin between World Wars I and II, a city of complicated, contradictory energies and intentions, indulgent and oppressive, hopeful and despairing, productive and poverty stricken. For further consideration of the value of Berlin as setting for the book, see "Style - Setting."

The Boarding Houseappears in The Last of Mr. Norris / Goodbye to Berlin

Both William (the narrator of "...Mr. Norris") and Christopher (the author/narrator of "Goodbye to Berlin") stay in a boarding house run by Fraulein Schroeder. In the former story, there is relatively little physical description, but what is there is enough to suggest that the boarding house is the same in both stories...

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