The Seafarer: A Novel Quotes

Conor McPherson
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A little table more suited for playing cards than for eating.
-- Narrator (Act One)

Importance: The narrator describes the setting of the Harkin’s basement. In this description, the table is highlighted as an object that is more useful for cards than for eating. As the majority of the play centers around card games, this table is very important. It is the table whereupon the card game occurs in which Sharky has wagered his soul. Furthermore, the fact that the table is better for card games than eating speaks volumes because it shows that the Harkins value gambling over something as important as eating.

I... can't find my glasses.
-- Ivan (Act One)

Importance: Ivan’s loss of his glasses is extremely important as it coerces Ivan to stay out longer because he does not wish to face Karen’s wrath. Furthermore, Ivan has lost much of his sight for the duration of the play. This loss of sight...

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