Within Sailmaker we will study the four main themes that run through the entire play. Grief This is significant at the start of the play and is explored in contrasting ways through the characters Alec and Davie.
The tidal current runs to and fro in its unceasing service, crowded with memories of ships it had borne to the rest of home or to the battles of the sea.
The sun was fierce, the land seemed to glisten and drip with steam. Something would turn up to scare it away. Once, I remember, we came upon a man-of-war anchored off the coast. There wasn't even a shed there, and she was shelling the bush. It appears the French had one of their wars going on thereabouts.
Her ensign dropped limp like a rag; the muzzles of the long six-inch guns stuck out all over the low hull There was a touch of insanity in the proceeding I said to him I expected to see that soon. He shuffled athwart, keeping one eye ahead vigilantly.
They wandered here and there with their absurd long staves in their hands, like a lot of faithless pilgrims bewitched inside a rotten fence. A taint of imbecile rapacity blew through it all, like a whiff from some corpse.
I've never seen anything so unreal in my life. That's the only way. This will prevent all conflagrations for the future. If you as much as smiled, he would -- though a man of sixty -- offer to fight you. It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.
To tear treasure out of the bowels of the land was their desire, with no more moral purpose at the back of it than there is in burglars breaking into a safe. Is it not frightful? Anything -- anything can be done in this country.
An empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest.I’ve uploaded your amazing theme mind maps to help you revise for the Final 8-mark question in the Scottish Set Text exam.
These themes are not the ONLY ones that can come up but it is a good starting point for your revision.
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these used to be little better than slums: cramped and. Watch video · A light-hearted introduction to the three main themes of "Sailmaker" by Alan Spence; family relationships, social class and religious sectarianism.