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Under Milk Wood is a play by Dylan Thomas wherein he creates a great number of characters in a very short period of time In less than one hundred pages Thomas has introduced sixty-five characters The reader is able to learn a great deal of information about each of the characters despite the fact that he uses less than a page to introduce each of them Thomas has accomplished this through the creation of scenes and the use of language which imply various traits about each of the characters An example of his method of describing characters is the comedic character Sinbad Sailors Thomas does not relate any specific details about Sinbads life Instead he allows the reader to witness his workplace the people he spends time with and the failures in his personal life In this way the audience is left with a vivid image of the character of Sinbad Sailors One of the ways that Thomas has developed Sinbads character is by placing him in the local pub The Sailors Arms In the scene where Mr Waldo goes to the Sailors Arms the pub is described as having smoked herring brown windows This implies that the windows had not been washed and that very little light is able to get into the bar To add to the gloomy scenario Thomas uses silent fishermen who flush down their pints Sinbad is immersed in a depressing atmosphere and surrounded by dismal people The detail about the silent fishermen alludes to the fact that there are no women in the bar By silencing the men in the bar Thomas has created an antisocial situation If there were women in the bar the fishermen would have been more likely to converse with the women than to drink silently and the Sailors Arms would take on a much different environment With no women coming into the Sailors Arms Sinbad has little contact with the opposite sex This
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