On Golden Pond Setting & Symbolism

Ernest Thompson
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Golden Pond

Golden Pond is a lake in Maine where the Thayers have a summer home.

The Living Room

The majority of the play takes place in the living room of the Thayers' summer home.

Screen Door

The screen door falls off the hinges during the first scene and Norman promises to fix it but he does not until Act 2, Scene 1.

Swiss Family Robinson

Swiss Family Robinson is the novel Norman suggests Billy read on his first night at Golden Pond.

Chelsea's Letter

Chelsea sends her mother a letter in the second scene of the first act announcing that she has a new boyfriend and will be bringing him with her to visit for Norman's eightieth birthday.

Fishing Poles

When Billy comes to stay, Norman gets out all the fishing gear and takes Billy fishing nearly every day.

Hats

Norman has a group of hats that...

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