Consider the Lilies – Chapter Sixteen Notes

The Night time: Mrs Scott dreams while Donald Macleod is writing and thinking about his problems.

Which parts of her dream do you think have any meaning?

• Seeing her husband and son shows that she feels alone.
• She can’t hear – shows her isolation.
• Donald Macleod is literally re-writing her faith.
• The white horse – a rescue – but the horse is ridden by Patrick Sellar. False hope.
• The figure on the bed – a memory of her mother’s illness.

What do you think Donald Macleod is thinking about as he tries to write?

• The clearances.
• Trying to get the message across.
• His anger towards the clearances.
• The fact that his writing will not prevent them.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s