The Darker Face of the Earth: A Play Setting & Symbolism

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Lafarge Plantation

The Lafarge Plantation is the main setting of the play The Darker Face of the Earth by Rita Dove. It is located in South Carolina, somewhere near Charleston. It is a prosperous plantation eventually, owned and run by Amalia Jennings Lafarge, and her husband, Louis. It is where the Plantation House, cotton fields, and swamp are located.

The Lafarge Plantation House

Situated on the Lafarge Plantation, the Lafarge Plantation House is where Amalia seduces first Hector, and then later Augustus. It is where Augustus is born, Louis is murdered, Amalia commits suicide, and where Augustus learns the truth of his parents. It is burned to the ground at the end of the play.

South Carolina

South Carolina, a southern state in the United States, is the location of the city of Charleston, and the Lafarge Plantation.

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina, is a major port...

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