Finland in The Mansion (Location)

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Display Label: 
Finland
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
2485
Y: 
1278
Description: 

The two Marxist immigrants who appear in the novel are explicitly identified as "two Finns," but the novel's account of them leaves several questions unanswered. Since are both Marxists, so there's no obvious reason why they would flee "from Russia in 1917," when the Communists triumph (236). Since they are "Finns," it's not clear why they are escaping "from Russia" (236). The novel never even mentions Finland by name, describing them as "two Arctic Circle immigrants" (237). About one-third of Finland is inside the Circle, and the majority of the people who live in that part of the country are Lapps. All these details make it hard to know whether we should call this Location, the place these two immigrants come from, the Arctic Circle, Russia - or Finland. The last option seems to be the least misleading one.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous
Types: 
European Country
Sort Name: 
Finland

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