Einsendeaufgabe­n Section 1: 1.) At the beginning of the novel “On the beach” Moira Davidson drinks a lot of alcohol and she is a real party girl. Her behavior changes during the story, as she meets the Navy Commander, Dwight Towers. Peter Holmes invited Towers to stay at their home for a few days, that’s when Moira met the Navy Commander. Moira and Mr. Holmes wife are friends. Towers and Moira get along very good and spend a lot of time together. Moira seems to fall in love with him and as he said that he doesn’t appreciate drinking so much and wonders…
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Einsendeaufgabe ILS zu 'Easy Readings II' EngA 2b - Englisch
1. Moira has no perspective for the future at the beginning of the novel 'On the beach' by Nevil Shute. She drinks a lot and she enjoys the company of different men, because she didn't want to face the truth about the upcoming end of it all. The alcohol helps her to push bad thoughts like this away.
During the novel she falls in love with Dwight Towers and she realizes, that he could be the meening of her remaining lifetime and his sense of responsibility gives her an ideal to strive for. She begins to study for a job as a secretary and she stops to drink so much alcohol.
2. Dwight Towers wants to end his life in his own way - he wants to reunite with his beloved wife in the afterlive and there is no room for someone like Moira. Because of this, he decides that he has to go alone to this last duty with his crew. He speaks like he would meet his family and the end of his journey and he explains this to Moira - she was a good friend to him, a distraction, someone to feel loved and needed - but not his wife.
3. I think, that Peter and Mary didn't want to face the truth on a daily base. They know about the danger and especially Peters belives in it - Mary trys to deny it, but deep in her heart she knows too.
Both try to live their usual live, because they are happy together und in some way they dont want to ruin their last days together. They love to make plans for the garden, they like to imagine how her daughter will grow up and all this would be coulded by fa.....[read full text]
His wife, on the other hand, was a very passive-aggressive person. When she was working, she asked him what he was doing and if he answered, she assumed that he didn't want to help her, so she did everything on her own. She did not try to push him a little bit and covered herself in more and more work and lost all of her vitality.