Section One – On the Beach 1. Moira Davidson starts off being a party girl drinking lots of alcohol. It is not said what the reason is why she drinks so much, but it could be just how she is, or that she is trying to drink away her problems. I assume she doesnt want to see the reality and uses the alcohol to not have to face the facts. Getting to know Dwight Towers she gets to know a person that really means something to her. He not liking her drinking and the fact getting clearer that life shortly will end makes her think more about her life and what it means to her. Also the fact that she wants to marry Dwight Towers lets her stop drinking alcohol to please him. 2. Dwight Towers is a proud captain. For him everyone has their own way they are supposed to die and as a captain that means to go under with his submarine and his crew. Though he spends a lot of time with Moira Davidson, he still loves his wife he lost at war and wants to r..
On the Beach
At the beginning of the novel, Moira Davidson drinks a lot of alcohol and is real party girl, but she changes during the novel. How does she change, and why does she change?
Moira Davidson starts reducing the alcohol and drinks very rarely.
She also started to study to become a secretary.
I think she changed herself to please Dwight because she likes him very much and she thinks that Dwight would fall in love with her if she stops drinking and do a good work. But i also think she does it for herself to have something to do and not just wasting her time with nonesense.
Dwight Towers spends a lot of time with Moira Davidso, but he does not take her with him when he sails out to sink his submarine at the end of the story.
Why does he not take her with him? Give reasons.
First of all he can´t take her with him because it is a US Submarine and it`s not allowed to take someone else who is not a part of the submarine with.
Than he also said that we all must die in our own way. And i also think that he don`t want to take Moira because of his wife she wouldn`t like this. So he went away .....[read full text]
I think both of them have to be blamed. First of all he did a big mistake. He cheated on his wife with a 19 year old girl, than he didn´t helped her with the cleaning in the house and he were often lazy.
She worked the whole day and this evertime. But also she has to be blamed, because it wasn´t often necessary to clean the house and in this time she could spend time with his man. But on the whole the protagonist was more to blame .....