The Visit: A Tragi-comedy Setting & Symbolism

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Guellen

Guellen is the setting of the play. It is a fictional town somewhere in central Europe. It can be taken as representative of Europe in general.

The Train Station

The train station is where the play begins and the people of the town judge Guellen's decline by how few trains stop there.

Petersen's Barn

Petersen's Barn is one of the sites Claire wishes to visit upon her return. When they were young, Claire and Ill made love there.

Konrad's Village Wood

Konrad's Village Wood is another place Ill and Claire made love when they were young. Claire visits it with Ill and it is where Ill meets Claire to talk to her before his death.

The Golden Apostle

The Golden Apostle is the town's hotel.

Ill's Shop

Ill owns a shop which sells mainly food and drinks.

The Town Hall

The Town Hall is where the townspeople...

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