The Children of Men Setting & Symbolism

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Woolcombe

Woolcombe is the estate where Xan grew up. Theo spent every summer there after his father died when he was very young.

Coronation Ring

The Coronation Ring is the wedding ring of England, reserved for royalty. Both Xan and Theo wear this ring during the novel.

The Five Fishes

The Five Fishes is a group of people who want to stand up against the Warden of England. They are Rolf, Julian, Miriam, Gascoigne, and Luke. They distribute political pamphlets and perform guerilla attacks.

Oxford

Oxford is where Theo lives. He is a professor at Oxford University. This is where he first meets Julian, when she attends one of his classes.

Cast Museum

The Cast Museum is where Theo passes messages to the Five Fishes. It is also where Theo sought solace following the death of his daughter and subsequent divorce. Xan introduced Theo to the museum.

Southwold

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