The Enchanted April Setting & Symbolism

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England

England is the homeland of the novel's four female protagonists and is portrayed at the beginning of the novel as cold, rainy and depressing. It s a vivid contrast to the warmth, clarity, and joyfulness of Italy.

London

England's capital city is portrayed in the novel's early chapters as dirty, crowded, and noisy, another vivid and defining contrast to the fresh and open quietness of Italy. The club in which Mrs. Wilkins and Mrs. Arbuthnot encounter both each other and the newspaper advertisement that changes their lives is on a street in its central core.

Hampstead

Hampstead, where both Mrs. Wilkins and Mrs. Arbuthnot have their homes, is a suburb of London. It is portrayed in the novel as physically, morally, spiritually, and emotionally constricted, a source of those same sorts of constrictions in the lives of the two women. Here again there is a marked contrast...

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