The Seafarer: A Novel - Act 1 - Act 2, Scene 2, pages 48 - 67 Summary & Analysis

Conor McPherson
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Mr. Lockhart reminds Sharky that they met in a cell a while ago. He remarks that they played cards before in the Bridewell while they were in the cell. Mr. Lockhart has been looking for Sharky all day, but Sharky is no longer drinking, which threw him off. Mr. Lockhart has come back for the matter they discussed 25 years ago. Mr. Lockhart tells Sharky that he got into a fight with Laurence Joyce, the husband of the Cardiff Rose. Sharky then killed the man, thus landing him in jail. Mr. Lockhart says that he set Sharky free.

Mr. Lockhart then begins to recount all of the failures that Sharky has commited. Mr. Lockhart turns very dark as he says “I want your soul, Sharky” (50). As Sharky is gripped with pain, Lockhart tells Sharky how they played before in exchange...

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