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The Virgin Suicides Setting & Symbolism

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Cecilia's diary

Cecilia's diary was found by a worker and given to the neighborhood boys. The boys read it out loud many times over as they try in vain to decode the deeper meaning of its content.

The 1920s wedding dress

The 1920s wedding dress is a slightly modified vintage piece of clothing worn by Cecilia. The dress is soiled, ill fitting and had been shortened to her knees.

The big city

The big city is a nameless location near the suburb. The city is both feared and purposely ignored by the isolated suburban community.

The bra

The bra that was stolen from the Lisbon house by Peter Sissen belonged to Lux and was found hanging suggestively on a crucifix.

The Bon Secours Hospital

The hospital, located on Kercheval and Maumee, is where the paramedics take the girls when they get sick or injured.

The Buell's house

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