The Heart of the Matter

What is the significance of setting in The Heart of the Matter.


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"The Heart of the Matter" takes place in Sierra Leone at a colonial outpost. The setting is WWII. This is significant because much of the novel revolves around political intrigue, war, and espionage...... it is a novel of morality. Thus, the atrocities of war, the oppression of colonial rule, and the religion of a community all serve as a realistic backdrop for decisions that will be made.


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