The Underground Man Setting & Symbolism

Mick Jackson
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Welbeck Estate

The Welbeck estate is a large private property where the Duke resides. The Duke's home is surrounded by stables, woods and lakes. The Duke often wanders on his estate while he contemplates his deteriorating physical and mental conditions.

The Duke spends most of his time in isolation on his estate. The Duke rarely ventures off of his estate and when he does, he is usually accompanied by his valet Clement. The Duke's most significant trip away from the estate is his trip to Edinburgh.

Underground Tunnel System

The Duke commissions Mr. Bird, a landscaper, to build a system of underground tunnels on his Welbeck estate. The tunnels connect various regions of the Duke's spacious property. It is not clear what purpose the underground tunnel serves since the regions connected by tunnel are accessible above ground. The Duke does, on a few occasions, use the tunnel system...

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