The Rocks Setting

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The Rocks

The Rocks represent both stability and deviation. The Rocks is an inn where the same people return summer after summer. They go there not only for the beautiful setting, but also for the relaxation, time on the water, and ultimately, to misbehave. Clients at The Rocks enjoy gambling, drinking and sex, whether married or not. The stability and deviation of The Rocks also reflect the character of the woman who runs it, Lulu.

Gerald's Olive Grove

Gerald’s olive grove represents the stability he seeks after his tragedy with Lulu. Gerald chooses a place not only on land but literally deeply rooted land. The olive trees are hundreds of years old, completely predictable in their behavior. Gerald puts his heart into tending his grove, in the same passionate way he had done with regard to his yacht and his travels as a young man. Gerald chose a...

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