Sailor Song - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

The preparations for the film are stalled by two fighting sea lions. Alice goes out to meet her husband's boat. On her way out, she crashes her motorbike into the star of the movie, who is riding topless. This girl prefers to be called by her character's name, Shoola. Shoola and Alice go into town to have lunch together. Shoola describes her background in the Far North. Leaving the restaurant, they meet the group from the boat. Shoola falls in love with Ike at first site. Alice realizes that Carmody has returned with another woman, Willi.

Chapter 11 Analysis

The meeting between Alice and Shoola is the meeting between the modern woman and the tribal one. Alice's conflicting thoughts about her tribal heritage come to the forefront when she speaks with Shoola. The symbolic value of Shoola, who refuses to be called by her real name and instead...

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