This Side of Paradise Setting & Symbolism

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Wisconsin is the home of Amory's aunt and uncle. When Amory makes an emergency return to the United States, he goes to live with them. In Minneapolis, Amory has his first awkward relationship with Myra St. Claire and becomes friends with a local boy named Froggy Parker. Amory returns to Minneapolis at various times during his education. Minneapolis appears to be Amory's childhood home, despite the Lake Geneva estate where his parents live.

Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, is the home of Amory's parents. Amory visits his mother there, usually for specific reasons concerning decisions to be made about his education or the family finances. After Amory's parents die, the house in Lake Geneva is the majority of Amory's inheritance. Amory hangs on to the house for sentimental reasons despite the fact that he needs money.

St. Regis

St. Regis is a boy's preparatory school that...

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