The Ginger Man Setting & Symbolism

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The House in Howth

At the beginning of the book, Dangerfield lives in a run-down, creaky, spooky old house on a steep cliff, on Balscaddoon Road in the town of Howth.

Jury's

Jury's is the gathering place in Dublin where Dangerfield goes for coffee and drinks.

1 Mohammed Road, The Rock

Dangerfield and his wife move to a ramshackle, small house at 1 Mohammed Road, where the toilet pipes burst and which is always in disrepair. The windows look out on the road, where their lives are exposed to public view.

Blessed Oliver Plunkett

Oliver Plunkett is an Irish saint, who Dangerfield thanks for any good that happens to him throughout the novel, and who Dangerfield appeals to for help. Dangerfield goes to see Plunkett's preserved severed head and touches it for luck. MacDoon also makes Dangerfield a small figurine of Plunkett's head.

Sheep's Head

Dangerfield's favorite dish is a...

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