The Joke Setting & Symbolism

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Ostrava

The mining town where Lucie and Jahn meet, Ostrava is where Jahn is sent after being ejected from the university and from the Party in general.

Morava

Ludvik's hometown and where he returns after many years in a hopeful attempt to gain revenge on Zamenek, which fails miserably

University

Where Jahn attends school before being thrown out of the Party. He has had to work hard to gain entrance to the University and used family ties to his advantage to get in there. When he is thrown out, all is lost and his planned life destiny is destroyed.

Radio station

Where Helena works and where she meets Ludvik, it is Helena's only arena of power and control in her dejected life.

Prison Mines

After Jahn is ejected from the University and Party, he is sent to the prison mines with other individuals who have been rejected by...

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