‘The Lighthouse’ by Agnes Owens . analysis of the short story. point for character of Bobby/ relationship of brother & sister/ conflict between B&M: ‘--- but his appearance belied a strong determination to have everything his own way.’
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‘The Lighthouse’ by Agnes Owens analysis of the short story
point for character of Bobby/ relationship of brother & sister/ conflict between B&M: • ‘--- but his appearance belied a strong determination to have everything his own way.’ • ‘strong determination’ indicates that Bobby is stubborn and won’t always obey Megan.
Conflict between M&B/ starts plot/ links to ending/ theme • ‘I just hope a monster doesn’t get you.’ • Megan scares Bobby by telling him about monsters in stories to get him to do what she wants.
Plot structure/ unexpected ending/ key incident/ theme • ‘They came to a part of the shore that was deserted except for a woman walking her dog.’ • The children are warned that this part of the beach is dangerous for unaccompanied children
Character conflict/ unexpected ending/ M’s character • ‘Is that big girl hitting you?’ she asked him. • The woman is showing concern for Bobby’s safety.
‘--- on a golf course stretching for miles with nobody on it but a man in a grey track suit.’
‘--- began to wonder if he might be one of those strangers they’d been warned not to speak to.’
‘I’ve left my pail and spade’, he said, pointing up at the sand dunes.’
‘--- attention was riveted to what looked like a body in the water. For a split second she thought it was Bobby ---’
‘--- she began running back to where she’d left him, praying that he’d be all right.’
Plot / key incident/ unexpected ending/ character development of Megan • ‘---she slipped on a stone---back of her head hitting off its sharp edge.’ • When running to rescue bobby from the stranger she falls hard.
‘--- he put his hand over her mouth and nose and held it there for a considerable time.’
‘--- dragging him towards the sand dunes with Bobby protesting all the way.’
‘Seagulls came down to stand on her and poke her with their beaks.’