Is Eastwick a real place in The Witches of Eastwick?

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The answer to this question depends upon the question's intention. If you are inquiring as to whether Eastwick is a real place within the narrative, then yes. Eastwick is the Rhode Island town where the action of the story takes place. The book concerns three witches, all of whom came...

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The answer to this question depends upon the question's intention. If you are inquiring as to whether Eastwick is a real place within the narrative, then yes. Eastwick is the Rhode Island town where the action of the story takes place. The book concerns three witches, all of whom came into some sort of power after breaking off their relationships with their husbands. This sets the theme for the story, which largely concerns the three woman who are exercising power that has been historically denied women by patriarchal authority structures.

The three women enter an affair with the same man, a stranger who enters the town to buy significant property. It is this act that causes problems in the town by inadvertently augmenting the magical powers of each woman. Eventually, the three women perform a magical act so unspeakable that they each have to go their separate ways, leaving the town of Eastwick behind them.

While Eastwick is a tangible, literal place in the narrative, it does not exist in reality. If the meaning of your question is to inquire as to the existence of an "Eastwick, Rhode Island" on a real-life map of the United States, there is no such town. Eastwick is entirely fictitious.

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