The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Setting & Symbolism

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Pittsburgh, PA

A culturally diverse city, Pittsburgh serves as a backdrop for Art Bechstein's wild summer after college graduation. The home of Carnegie Institute and the Carnegie Mellen University, where Art and most of his friends have gone to school, Pittsburg is, in some ways like any other American city. The district within the city called Oakland sits at the top of a huge ravine, which is spanned by three bridges. Down in the hole is a "Lost Neighborhood, the Cloud Factory, train tracks and a huge amount of garbage." The ravine has long staircases from the city streets down to the There are apartment buildings, some of which were upscale in their day. Art lives at the Terrace, which overlooks some of the city.

The home of the Bellwethers' is in a nice suburb. Riri's lavish home is in a an expensive area just off campus. The...

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