The Blind Assassin Setting & Symbolism

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Port Ticonderoga

This town, two hours outside of Toronto, is the setting of the story. It is also the city where Iris and Laura Chase grew up, location of Chase Industries and The Button Factory, and the city where Iris Chase Griffen still resides.

Steamer Trunk

Once an item of Iris's trousseau when she married Richard, it now holds her manuscripts and letters. It is a treasure trove of literary merit and one in which granddaughter Sabrina will find answers to her family questions. It is in this trunk that Iris places her handwritten manuscript of the Chase Family history complete with drunks, philanderers and thieves.

Toronto

Nearest metropolitan area to Port Ticonderoga. It is the city in which Iris and Richard Griffen and Winifred Griffen Prior live, and the place in which Iris has her affair with Alex Thomas.

Louveteau and Jogues Rivers

The two rivers feeding...

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