In "Roman Fever," is the colosseum a symbol, and if so, how is it important to the story

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Certainly, the coliseum of Rome represents a well-developed society of ancient times, one against which the Gilded Age of America can be reflected as its notably named high society also placed its passions and pretenses inside its glory. 

As representative of the Roman culture, the coliseum stands as a monument to the Roman customs and passions. Likewise, for Mrs. Ansley the coliseum...

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