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Tobermory by Saki
Transcript of Tobermory by Saki
Time: rainy August day
the Three C's
Place: Lady Blemley's house
Mr. Cornelius Appin
Man vs. Society
An elephant kills Cornelius
Dead pan humor, quick witted
-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)
Tobermory - human conscience, telling truth one does not desire to hear
Humans mad at each other
Tobermory fights with Big Tom
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
Third person omniscient