The Story of Lucy Gault Setting & Symbolism

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Lahardane

For generations the Gaults have lived at Lahardane, and it is more than a house for the three Gaults of this story.

Montemarmoreo

Everand and Heloise eventually settle down in this Italian town. They spend the majority of their exiled lives here until World War II forces them to move to Switzerland.

Petrol Cans

On the night Everand shoots Horahan in the shoulder, he finds two petrol cans on the premises. This becomes proof of their intention to burn the house down.

The Vest

Lucy takes off her clothes to bathe in the sea, and the dog sometimes takes them and hoards them. She is unable to find a particular vest, but she does not tell her parents. When she runs away, her father finds the vest, and this becomes the basis of their belief that she had been drowned at sea.

The Coat

Lucy stole a...

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