The Sixteen Pleasures Setting & Symbolism

Robert Hellenga
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Chicago

When the story begins, Margot lives in Chicago.

Train

After traveling from New York, Margot takes a sleep train to get to Italy.

Mulhouse

This is the town in France where Margot tries to get food while the train is stopped. It takes too long since she forgot how to speak French and the train leaves her stranded until the two passengers in her compartment come to her rescue.

Pensione Medici

The Pensione Medici is the boarding house that Margot stays in when she first arrived in Italy. It is not cheap and threaten to sap the little resources that she has.

Villa I Tatti.

The Villa I Tatti is a home that belongs to Harvard University. It is where she went for her Harvard interview when she was in high school and is now the hub of activity for volunteers helping with the restoration projects.

Santa Caterina Nuova

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