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Tobermory by Saki

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Michael Rohrer

on 5 December 2013

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Transcript of Tobermory by Saki

Tobermory by Saki
Setting
Time: rainy August day
the Three C's
Plot
Theme
Place: Lady Blemley's house
Tone: humorous
Tobermory
Mr. Cornelius Appin
Lady Blemley
Miss Resker
Sir Wilfrid
Clovis
Major Barfield
Mrs. Cornett

Characters
Conflict
Climax
Man vs. Society
An elephant kills Cornelius
Style
Dead pan humor, quick witted

twisted end
Allusions
-Biblical reference to Babel (Noah's descendant's tried to build colossal tower, prevented from doing so by a confusion of tongues)

-Sisyphus (Greek myth, greedy king doomed to Hades)
Symbol
Tobermory - human conscience, telling truth one does not desire to hear
Dialogue
Dinner party
Parallel
Humans mad at each other

Tobermory fights with Big Tom
Satire
Tobermory dies at a priest's rectory
Appin gets a cat that can talk, cat exposes everybody's dirty secrets at dinner party, cat is then killed by another cat, Appin dies from an elephant attack
Fear of the truth
Structure
Third person omniscient
Tobermory!
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