The Seafarer: A Novel Themes & Motifs

Conor McPherson
This Study Guide consists of approximately 37 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Seafarer.
This section contains 2,484 words
(approx. 7 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Seafarer: A Novel Study Guide

Death

Mr. Lockhart is truly an embodiment of death in this play. At most mentions of death, Mr. Lockhart seems to follow shortly behind. Death begins to appear when Maurice Macken is referenced. Maurice Macken is a man who escaped death by electrocution only to be burned in a fire. As Ivan remarks, “His number was up! His number was up and he was going to have to go” (23). As we find out later in the play, Mr. Lockhart is most likely the cause of his death. Also, Sharky is surrounded by death as he commonly gets into drunken brawls, even throwing a knife at someone during one. Furthermore, Sharky killed a man named Laurence Joyce 25 years ago. Once again, Mr. Lockhart was present after this death as he set Sharky free. Mr. Lockhart cruelly reminds Sharky of this terrible incident.

As the devil, Mr. Lockhart carries...

(read more)

This section contains 2,484 words
(approx. 7 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Seafarer: A Novel Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Seafarer: A Novel from BookRags. (c)2021 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.