Whittington Setting & Symbolism

Alan Armstrong
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The Barn

The barn becomes home, at least for a while, to the wandering Whittington. It is there that he, and the reader, learn the value of friendship and compassion through the animals who make their home and their lives there as the result of the compassion shown to them by Bernie, the farmer. He rescues them from otherwise lonely existences that might otherwise have been shorter lived.

The Texaco Station

This is the gas station where Bernie works, and where Havey is kept during the day.

The Pond

This is the spot near the barn where The Lady swims, where she meets Gent, and where she spends most of her time with him even after their children are born.

The Fable of the Lion and the Rat

The Lady refers to this famous story, most notably recounted in Aesop's Fables, when discussing why Whittington and the other...

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