The Line of Beauty Setting & Symbolism

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Kensington Park Gardens

The Feddens' residence is a large, white home in Notting Hill, a wealthy section of London. The home has a three-locked green front door, which is an issue later when Gerald paints it Tory blue in preparation of the Prime Minister's arrival. The house is filled with fine French furniture, porcelain and works of art. There are several floors with grand stairs throughout. The first flight of stairs is made of stone, while the rest are made of oak. Nick later ponders the irony that not only a wall, but also a world, separates the main staircase and the service staircase.

Kensington Park Gardens is surrounded by communal gardens where residents must have a key to enter. The key is a symbol of belonging in this exclusive neighborhood. There are some cottage homes in the neighborhood, which are not as grand. Nick's bedroom is up...

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