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August 31, 2005

Hill, "Heart in the Ground"

At age 22 Karen is still recovering from what appears to have been a
difficult childhood. While her family wasn't homeless (they had the
means to leave her a farm), Karen senses that she is missing a
foundation or "what's beneath [her]"- be it moral or intellectual.
Having been strapped with a teenage pregnancy she grew up fast, and
Catherine may have been a symbol to her of a second chance to get
things right. Upon Catherine's death, Karen's already waning hope for
stability is thrashed and she becomes emotionally unstable.

-As a side note:
I question too the life of the author Douglas Hill, because another of
his plays "Roulette" finds his main characters experiencing similar
marital problems. He seems to relish the exploration of this topic.

Posted by DavidDenninger at August 31, 2005 02:05 PM


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