Loon Lake Symbols & Objects

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Loon Lake

Loon Lake symbolizes the hidden risks and dangers that may be masked by alluring beauty. In Warren Penfield’s poem about Loon Lake, Warren focuses on the dangers hidden within the beautiful surrounding nature, and he also highlights the fact that many of the seemingly luxurious guests of the property are actually powerful criminals. When Joseph arrives on Loon Lake, he incurs many risks by giving in to his attraction towards Clara.

California

California symbolizes the idea of personal renewal. In the months following Joseph’s departure from Paterson, Joseph attempts multiple times to travel to California, believing that he will be able to begin a fulfilling new life there. However, his travels to California are always stopped or interrupted. Joseph eventually gives up his desire for California, and he returns to Loon Lake to begin a new life as a type of surrogate son...

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