Sailmaker - Revision

Sailmaker - Revision

Sailmaker - Revision Alec What happens to Alec in the course of the play? How does he change during the play? Alec

His mother dies He plays with Ian and has similar interests He becomes interested in Christianity

He goes to private school He goes to university He argues with his father He leaves to move into student accommodation Alec He once looked up to his father and defended his status as a sailmaker to Ian. Later in the piece he begins to grow apart from his father.

He used to be close with Ian and talk to him at length about football and the girls he fancied. Later in the piece he grows apart from Ian. His interests change and he spends all his time at the mission, wanting to escape his home life. Alec He once looked up to his father and defended his status as a sailmaker to Ian. Later in the piece he begins to grow apart from his father.

Alec Positive Traits Negative Traits Alec Positive Traits Negative Traits

He is motivated He is open-minded (like his father) He looked up to his father as a child and did not complain about their situation He becomes quite

harsh to his father. He does not see that his father needs support and instead moves away. Davie What happens to him during the play? How does he change during the play?

Davie

He loses his wife He gets in debt to the bookie He is assaulted by the bookie He loses his tick-man job He loses his factory job when the factory shuts down He argues with Alec over dinner He borrows money from Alec to pay bills After gambling some of Alecs money, he comes home drunk and fights with Alec Davie burns Davies sailmaking tools and the yacht for

heat. Davie After losing his wife, he initially tries to be strong but he struggles to cope with being a single father. He begins to turn to alcohol to cope. This progressively becomes worse as the play goes on. He realises that he never really did anything

with his life. Davie Positive Traits He is intelligent Open-minded Not prejudiced Tries to be brave Cares about his son

Encourages him to do better than he did Negative Traits Defeatist He is passive (lets things happen to him) He struggles with his (and others) emotions Billy

What happens to him during the play? Billy He paints Alecs yacht

He tries to help Davie with the bookie He gets Davie a job at the factory He works with Ian (painting greengrocers) He moves to Aberdeen Billy Positive Traits He is practical He is true to his word Good with money

(gamblings a mugs game) Enthusiastic and getup-and-go Negative Traits Strong sectarian prejudices Ian What happens to him during the play?

Ian He plays with Alec. Him and Alec grow apart. He makes fun of Alec for going to private school. He follows his father into painting Ian Positive Traits

He is practical and hardworking Negative Traits Strong sectarian prejudices

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