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"Ah've got a bit a bad news for ye son" Technique: Repitition Key area: Symbolism and family relashionships
Davie tries to not express his emotions as he is trying to take on the masculine stereotype. He tries to remain strong for his family. This line is repeated to show that the news does not sink in for Alec the first time round.
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"Ah'll shove it in the Glory Hole" Technique: Turning point Key area: Symbolism
This is a turning point for Alec since he has lost faith in his father for fixing the yacht. This loss of faith will pull their relationship further apart as this will trigger further loss in faith in act 2.
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"No surrender" Technique: setting Key area: Religion
This is a Protestant slogan demonstrated how they will not surrender against Catholics. Billy will not surrender his identity as a Protestant.
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"Star of the sea" Technique: word choice Key area: Religion
Catholic name for the Virgin Mary. They associated themselves with Protestantism since it is associated with Rangers
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"(music stops dead, lights go dim)" Technique: lightning Key area: Family relationship and social class
The shock generates throughout Alec when he discovers that the electricity has been cut of since his father had failed to pay the bill. This contrasts with their relationship as in act one there was no secrets between them.
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"(Davie slaps him, exits)" Technique: stage directions Key area: Family relationship
First time we see Davie being violent towards Alec. Davie slaps Alec because he accuses him of liking another woman when Davie is still suffering from the loss of his wife
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Card 2

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This is a turning point for Alec since he has lost faith in his father for fixing the yacht. This loss of faith will pull their relationship further apart as this will trigger further loss in faith in act 2.

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"Ah'll shove it in the Glory Hole" Technique: Turning point Key area: Symbolism

Card 3

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This is a Protestant slogan demonstrated how they will not surrender against Catholics. Billy will not surrender his identity as a Protestant.

Back

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Card 4

Front

Catholic name for the Virgin Mary. They associated themselves with Protestantism since it is associated with Rangers

Back

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Card 5

Front

The shock generates throughout Alec when he discovers that the electricity has been cut of since his father had failed to pay the bill. This contrasts with their relationship as in act one there was no secrets between them.

Back

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