Essay on Character Relationships in Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

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Character Relationships in Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

Select four 'pairs' of characters from 'Under Milk Wood' and discuss their relationships.

In my essay I will talk about the following pairs:

Mr Pugh and Mrs Pugh,

Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard and Mr Ogmore and Mr Pritchard,

Cherry Owen and Mrs Cherry Owen &

Miss Myfanwy Price and Mr Mog Edwards.

Mr and Mrs Pugh do not have a very good relationship - they don't get on at all. Mrs Pugh is always criticizing and nagging. She says to Mr Pugh that ''persons with manners do not read at table'', and that ''some persons were brought up in pigsties''. Mrs Pugh is never pleased and is always complaining at her husband. Mr Pugh tries to
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They are always cleaning and tidying up for her:

Mr Ogmore - ''I must put on rubber gloves and search the peke for fleas''.

Mr Pritchard - ''and dust the parlour and spray the canary''.

Mrs Ogmore-Pritchard is very controlling over her dead husbands. She is totally obsessed with cleaning, and everything has to be tidy:

''And before you let the sun in, mind it wipes its shoes''.

She is very clean and hygienic, strict and firm. She doesn't let her dead husbands rest in peace, she never leaves them alone - she keeps calling them back to her.

Mrs Ogmore Pritchard lives in a guesthouse, but she doesn't ever let anyone stay in case they mess up her perfect immaculate house:

''I don't want persons in my nice clean rooms, breathing all over the chairs''.

Cherry Owen and Mrs Cherry Owen are probably the only couple that are actually happy together. Mrs Cherry Owen is always laughing at her husband. She never minds him being drunk all the time, and talks about the silly things he does when he comes home from the pub:

''Remember last night? In you reeled my boy, as drunk as a deacon''.

She is a very optimistic and cheerful woman. When Mr Cherry Own says that ''she's got two husbands, one drunk, and one sober'', Mrs Cherry Owen simply replies:

''And aren't I a lucky

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