The main characters in Sailmaker are Alec, Davie, Billy and Ian.
How does Alec feel about his father’s trade as a sailmaker?
Embarrassed by it
Sad about it
Proud of it
What could Alec be described as?
What has Alec’s father encouraged him to do?
Work hard and get a trade
Work hard and get a good education
Leave school at the earliest opportunity
What does Alec plan to do after he leaves school?
Go out to work
Be a sailmaker
Go to university
When does the father-son relationship begin to breakdown?
When Davie finds a new job
When Davie wins at the bookies
When Davie is made redundant
What has Alec done by moving on with his life and leaving home?
Exactly what his father wanted
Let his father down
Brought about the breakdown of his relationship with his father
Davie does what throughout the play?
Suffers from depression
Takes advantage of his opportunities
Acts as a good role-model for Alec
Why is Davie not working as a sailmaker?
He does not have the correct qualifications
He was sacked
The factory where he worked closed down
When Ian and Alec discuss football, what is Ian is shown to be?
Knowledgeable about the game
How does Billy contrast with his brother Davie?
Influences his son
Doesn't care about football