The Goldfinch Setting

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New York art museum

In the art museum, the theme of natures mortes, or death in life, is established through The Anatomy Lesson painting and others in the same exhibit. The foreshadowing of The Anatomy Lesson painting itself comes to pass in the art museum when terrorists detonate a bomb, which kills Theo's mother and others.

Sutton Place

This is the building where Theo and his mother's apartment is located. Theo goes through a plethora of emotions and learns different lessons about his home. First, after his mother dies, Theo does not want to leave the apartment, instead wanting to preserve things the way that they are. Second, after Theo is forced to leave by the social workers, he feels incredible pain as his mother's things are boxed up, sold or donated. Third, when the building is being gutted by construction workers, Theo feels another sense of loss. This...

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