The Story of Arthur Truluv Setting

Elizabeth Berg
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Arthur's Home

Arthur's home serves as the center of life for not just him, but eventually for Maddy and Lucille as well. When the novel begins, Arthur is living alone, having not changed anything at all in the house due to a desire to preserve Nola's presence through the items and their arrangements. All alone with Gordon, Arthur is constantly beset upon by memories of Nola, sometimes providing him happiness and sometimes sadness. The house and its items also reflect Arthur's age, as there is furniture that is outdated for someone like Maddy. By the time both Maddy and Lucille have moved in, Arthur is prepared to change the arrangement of the house, signaling a desire to move on and accept life as it has presented itself to him.

The Cemetery

The cemetery in Mason, Missouri is where both Arthur and Maddy spend a lot of their time. For...

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