There Are No Children Here Setting & Symbolism

Alex Kotlowitz
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Henry Horner Projects

The Chicago housing projects where Pharoah and Lafeyette Rivers grow up and where their mother has lived since she was four years old.

The Rivers Apartment

Located at 1920 West Washington Boulevard in Chicago, the Rivers apartment is on the first story of an eighteen floor high rise. The apartment occupies six to thirteen family members and others at any given time and is in dire need of many repairs.

The Railroad Tracks

The tracks near the Horner Homes instill a sense of peace and tranquility in Pharoah when he ventures there with his brother and friends. He constantly searches for such tranquility again.

Damen Court

The grass surrounding the Damen Court condominium complex is Pharoah's secret place where he often goes to be alone and daydream. It reminds him of the tranquility of the tracks.

The Boys Club

Lafeyette and Pharoah attend parties and play...

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