Alec and Davie are growing apart, Alec is becoming a teenager and feels as if Davie doesn’t understand who he is.
(… Tape ‘My Generation’, The Who…)
When religion is no longer the answer, Alec turns to education to escape his problems.
“Future. Amabo. I will love.”
Things are becoming worse for Alec and Davie. We feel sympathy for Davie because he is struggling to cope.
“It’s hard son. It’s no easy on yer own.”
Their relationship is spiralling out of control. Before this, Davie had never hit Alec; they are not getting along.
(DAVIE slaps him, exits)
The burning yacht symbolises the end of Alec and Davie’s relationship.
“The flames licked round it.”