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The Cider House Rules Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

St. Cloud's

St. Cloud's is a small town, as well as the name of an orphanage in Maine. The hospital of the boys' and girls' divisions of the orphanage is run by Dr. Wilbur Larch. While the orphanage has a boys and a girls' division, the boys' division has a higher placement rate for babies than the girls' division.

St. Cloud's is also a safe haven for women in need of secret, illegal abortions. Dr. Larch secretly performs these illegal procedures so that women do not have to risk their lives by going to someone who doesn't know what they are doing.

In addition, St. Cloud's is the only true home Homer Wells knows until he leaves the orphanage with Wally and Candy. Ultimately, Homer Wells returns to St. Cloud's to work as Dr. Fuzzy Stone and carry on Dr. Larch's work after Dr. Larch dies.

David Copperfield

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