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Cone Gatherers TA Last Question
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Lady Runcie Cambell (LRC)
Good V Evil
Public V Private Persona
The connection between him and the tree, rotting tree
Duror is a gamekeeper who has a hatred for Callum, vowing to kick them out of the wood, he is obsessed with Callum and Neil. He stalks them.
Durors psychopathic nature takes him over and he goes insane, Shanking a deer at a shooting, spreading his lies about Callum throughout, trying to destroy him.
Duror eventually snaps and before taking his own life murders Callum.
The Deer Drive
This is a
in the novel as this is the part were Duror snaps and realises that his torment can only be released by the death of Callum.
Duror thinks that Callum is the personification of his torment and troubles in life.
Duror crossing over from sanity to insanity, good to evil, is complete
Even at the start of the chapter, Duror rises from the rhododendrons, which are a poisonous flower shouting his wife's name. He was dreaming that his wife had been consumed by thrushes. A representative of how nature is turning against Duror, how his connection with nature has been broken his change from good to evil, his only solace abandoning him for his crimes.
Later in the deer drive, Duror kills a deer that Callum is running after. He slices its throat brutally, this represents; the difference between Callum and Duror, Callum's care for animals Durors hatred of what Callum loves.
Duror is mad in this moment, he imagines the deer to be his wife, murdering her to release him from his cycle of revulsion with her.