The Prince and the Pauper Setting & Symbolism

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London

London is the city in England where the two main characters, Tom Canty and Edward Tudor, were born. The author describes it as a nice place for the time, which was the mid-1500s, but it is dirty and has narrow streets and many slums. On the other hand, it also is home to rich merchants and nobility, who live in sumptuous mansions. The city is surrounded by a wall for protection against enemies.

Offal Court

Offal Court is at the end of Pudding Lane in a very poor part of London where Tom lives. It is a place full of drunken brawls and rioting, where many people are beggars and thieves. Tom's house is a small and run-down tenement filled with many families crammed together in abject poverty.

Westminster

Westminster is the palace where King Henry VIII lives with his son, Edward Tudor. The palace is...

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