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1 Sarah Wehle1 Written by Bernhard Mac Laverty

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3 Sarah Wehle3 UVF

4 4 Crilly The constellation of characters in the novel Cal Skeffington Shamie Mc Cluskey The police Marcella Morton Mrs. Morton with Lucy, Marcella’s daughter. loves her Mother in law father IRA members afraid of helps them Cal Mc Cluskey

5 Sarah Wehle5 Content Cal’s life Lovestory C. and S. contact Cal and need him as a driver Cal wants out of the IRA Threat in the letterbox Cal sells wood at the Morton’s farm Cal is beaten up Falls in love with Marcella in the library hopes to get in touch with Marcella Out of work Catholic likes playing the guitar likes going to the library drives for the IRA

6 Sarah Wehle6 Content Cal lives in a cottage of the farm Shamie becomes sick and is taken to hospital Shamie’s house is burned down Cal helps C. to attack a shop Cal is offered a job On the farm → harvester Marcella persuades Cal to borrow a book Marcella helps Cal to furnish the cottage. She falls in love, too.

7 7 Crilly Skeffington Changes in the constellation of characters Mrs. Morton with Lucy, Marcella’s daughter.

8 Crilly Skeffington Changes in the constellation of characters Mrs. Morton with Lucy, Marcella’s daughter.

9 Crilly Skeffington Changes in the constellation of characters Mrs. Morton with Lucy, Marcella’s daughter.

10 Crilly Skeffington Changes in the constellation of characters Mrs. Morton with Lucy, Marcella’s daughter.

11 Crilly Skeffington Changes in the constellation of characters Mrs. Morton with Lucy, Marcella’s daughter.

12 Sarah Wehle What do we learn about the conflict in Northern Ireland? »Nothing would happen in the daylight. They would not have the courage to be seen« (p.28) Cal is beaten up by three guys in the evening. (p.38) When Cal is in the bathroom: »What if someone were to burst into the bathroom now? How easy a target he would be, stark naked, blinded, groping with outstretched arms for a towel.« (p. 41) »A siren heehaved its way through the town at speed. An old man looked up, then bent over his book again.« (p. 64) 8

13 Sarah Wehle Why is the novel worth reading? human interest story lovestory the reader learns a lot about the problems in Northern Ireland and especially the problems the people and youngsters are faced with new is the connection of a love story with a youngster’s involvement into a terrorist group. 9

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