Trestle at Pope Lick Creek Essay

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Fisher-Edelglass 1 Zachary Fisher-Edelglass DR101 October 9, 2012 Hope\ at Pope Lick Creek Plays often have certain messages and themes that are found throughout a production. The play The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, written by Naomi Wallace, is no exception. While most of the play seems very hopeless, the is in fact a glimmer of hope at the end. To me, the play em- phasized the idea of hope through the characters and their actions, particularly at the end of the play, The characters in The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek are ones that find themselves in very depressing situations. Dalton, a young man who we see aspire for more than the poor surround- ings he finds himself in, is ultimately in a hopeless situation. As he befriends the girl Pace, we can see his transformation. His views of the world seem to change with the help of Pace. He be- gins to crave and actually have hope for his future, rather than simply accept the circumstances he has been born in. However, after the death of Pace, in which Dalton blames himself, we see
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  • Thought, The Play, Dalton-in-Furness, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

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