The main characters in The Cone Gatherers are: Calum, Neil, Duror, Lady Campbell, and Roderick Campbell.
Who is the narrator of the story?
An all-knowing, omniscient narrator who tells the reader about every character and their thoughts
Duror who tells us his viewpoint and what he thinks about everyone else
Neil, recalling the events leading up to his brother’s death
Which animal is Calum repeatedly associated with?
How old is Calum?
What career did Calum’s brother Neil give up in order to look after his brother?
What job was Lady Runcie-Campbell’s father trained to do?
Why does the author use different dialects and tones within the story?
To make the readers read the novel more carefully
To make it easier for Scottish people to read
To make it clearer that there is a difference between the classes
Why was Duror rejected for service in the army?
He was German
Nobody liked him
He was not considered fit enough
Why was Roderick, Lady Runcie-Campbell’s son, tutored at home?
He was weak in body and complicated in mind
He was his mother’s favourite and she was overprotective of him
He couldn’t cope with the rough and tumble of school
What idea does Calum symbolise in the novel?
The idea of evil and the end of the world
The idea of goodness and hope for the future
The idea of revolution and equality for all
Which person does Calum symbolise in the novel?
A disabled person