Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Setting & Symbolism

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Tinker Creek

Tinker Creek is the creek that Annie Dillard observes for a year.

Appalachia

Appalachia is the mountainous region of the Appalachian Mountains. Tinker Creek is part of the Blue Mountains, but still in Appalachia.

Muskrats

Muskrats are the beaver-like rodent Dillard stalks at Tinker Creek.

Nymphs

Nymphs are dragonfly larva before they get their wings.

Eskimos

Eskimos are indigenous people in the arctic tundra.

Lucas’s Field

Lucas’s Field is what Dillard calls paradise. It is an old farm field that was clear cut about the quarry and creek.

Pedestrian Bridge

The pedestrian bridge near Dillard’s home is where she sits to observe animals in the creek.

Creator

Dillard used the word creator interchangeably with God.

Tomcat

Dillard begins and ends the book with the image of the tomcat leaving bloody footprints on her chest.

Frog

Dillard watches a frog at Tinker Creek be...

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