2.1 A tree of a revulsion and
pure hatred is growing
within Duror's mind.
2.2 This tree is growing much
more wilder and it gets to
the point in which Duror
realises he cannot control
it's barbaric ways.
2.3 He is overwhelmed by how strong
the "tree" is and as it grows it will
start to affect others.
2.4 "He could have named, item by item, leaf and fruit
and branch, the overspreading tree of revulsion in
him; but he could not tell the force which made it
3 Personification of evil
3.1 Roderick sees Duror as the "the most evil
presence of all" and is "a barrier that he
could not pass."
3.2 He also shoots Calum at the end of the
novel. Calum is a harmless person and
in turn is defenceless when it comes to
his death. Duror realises that killing him
doesn't settle him and so commits
suicide after is horrible act. With that all
evil is vanished.
4.1 Doctor gives him advice at an
4.2 He is told to make an effort
or to endure his wife's
disability and the way that
his life has turned out.
4.3 He rejects the doctor's
advice of enduring and
becomes more violent.
5.1 Roderick is Lady Runcie-Campbell's son
5.2 He has a hatred for Duror.
5.3 Finds Duror spying on the brothers.
5.4 Personifies him as an "evil presence".
6.1 Duror accuses Calum of stealing a doll
and using it for perverted reasons.
6.2 His accusations result in
people ignoring him more
often as they believe that
Calum is harmless.
7 Strong hatred of Calum
7.1 Duror feels that since the arrival
of Neil and Calum the wood has
been destroyed and damaged,
ruining the only place that kept
7.1.1 "This wood had always been
his stronghold and sanctuary
... where he had been able to
fortify his sanity and hope. But
now the wood was invaded
and defiled; its cleansing and
reviving virtues were gone."
7.2 We also know that Duror is struggling to
cope with his wife's disability and with the
arrival of the deformed cone gatherer -
Calum - he feels that he is constantly
reminded of it. This disgusts Duror and yet
he feels envious of the various skills and
talents he has, like climbing trees and
carving: all of which Duror is incapable of.
7.2.1 "Since childhood Duror had
been repelled by anything living
that had imperfection, deformity
8 Unexpected authority
8.1 We know that Lady
Runcie-Campbell's husband has
gone off to fight in the war.
8.2 Lady Runcie-Campbell realises
that some decisions she has to
make are against her religious
beliefs and so she counts on
Duror to help her. She also allows
him to eventually make decisions
about the cone gatherers himself.