Mind Map on The Cone Gatherers: Key Scenes, created by Julia falconer on 02/01/2015.
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The Cone Gatherers: Key
1 The Deer Drive
1.1 Duror insists to LRC on Calum and Neil taking part
in deer drive - he sees it as his opportuinity
to bring harm to Calum
1.1.1 Tulloch's defense of CGs shocks
LRC as she is being talked back
to by an inferior
1.1.2 believes anything that Duror
says about CGs because she
does not see them as people.
1.1.3 She refuses to give Neil and Calum a lift
home in the rain etc. She listens to Duror
when he tells her to keep them in a hut in
the wood rather than the beach house
where there is heat etc.
1.1.4 not bad but she is only as good
as she makes herself out to be
– she surrenders in the end.
1.2 clear visible indications of Duror’s evil
1.3 Foreshadowing of climax –
destruction of innocence e.g deer
1.4 “His going therefore must be a destruction, an
agony, a crucifixion.”
1.4.1 The reference to the crucifixion here
hints at the fact that innocence will
be sacrificed in order for goodness to
1.5 Calum runs with the deer as if
he is one; This is contrasted with
Durors behaviour – he projects
his own hatred onto the deer.
1.6 “Duror seemed possessed by a fury to rise up
and attack the hunchback”
1.7 Deer hunt viewed by gentry as symbol of status and duty
yet turns into a ‘shocking demeaning spectacle’
1.8 When Calum flung himself, in sympathy, upon a wounded
deer at the dramatic climax of the deer drive, further
illustrating his harmony and empathy for all living things,
Duror came leaping out of the woods.
1.8.1 “He seemed to be laughing in some kind of
berserk joy. There was a knife in his hand.”
1.8.2 Duror’s actions (he slit the
deer’s throat, then appeared
to stay crouching beside it)
were those of a man
completely out of control.
He seemed to believe he
had been attacking his wife
1.9 Duror blames
1.10 Roderick – represents
1.10.1 just and perceptive who,
throughout the novel, pricks his
mother’s Christian conscience.
1.10.2 dislikes Duror and recognises
something bad in him. He has
greater vision than his mother.
1.10.3 has a sense of what’s right or wrong at the deer drive. He
recognises the struggle between good and evil that is
always going on
2 The Beach Hut
2.1 Neil and Calum sit in the beach house, sheltering
from the rain. They inspect some abandoned toys
and discuss how attitudes towards them differ
between the classes.
2.2 Calum wants to take home and repair a broken doll but
Neil sees this as stealing. Lady Runcie Campbell arrives
and demands that they leave.
2.2.1 "What is the meaning of
this?... For God's sake get
2.2.2 The doll being broken is
representative of innocence
2.3 LRC is denial of her wrongful actions
2.3.1 "Men in their job must
be accustomed to rain"
2.4 LRC determine that the CGs must
leave the estate that weekend
2.5 LRC now concerned over Duror and his Deer Drive actions
2.5.1 Now faces inner confilct of good vs evil: wants CGs
gone, but isnt convinced by Duror's story
2.6 Duror accuses Calum of taking doll for perverted uses
2.7.1 "Didn't somebody say on the wireless that in
the war-time everybody's equal?"
2.7.2 "There was room for us all, mother."
2.8 Leads directly to Roderick getting stuck up a tree
2.8.1 Neil refuses to help retrieve him
126.96.36.199 "She can not one day treat us lower than dogs, and the next
day order us to do her bidding!"
188.8.131.52 This refusal sets Duror over the edge
leading to Murder of Calum
184.108.40.206.1 LRC's realisation of all of her wrongfullness
220.127.116.11.1.1 "She could not pray, but she could
weep; and as she wept pity, and
purified hope, and joy welled up in