‘You complacent fuck’ (Scripps about Dakin)
Dakin is in a way a representative of Mrs Lintott’s view of a man: he is cocky and arrogant.
‘Look everybody. This is known as Posner’s reward.’ (Dakin before hugging Posner)
He is again, arrogant and confident- he knows he is attractive and seeks to humiliate Posner through the fact that he fancies him.
‘She’s my Western Front.’ (Dakin about Fiona)
He constantly objectifies Fiona trough Historical metaphors. Again, this shows in a way, how woman are never the ones in control throughout History. (‘History’s not such a frolic for women as it is for men’ pg84).
For Dakin, sex is a battlefield for which he needs to ‘conquer’- again showing his arrogance, he is only caring for himself and not Fiona throughout.
‘At which point the Hun, if I may so characterise the fair Fiona’ (Dakin about Fiona)
Again showing how he views Women and Sex. Fiona is said to be the enemy as she is not giving Dakin what he wants but instead she ‘withdraws.’
‘I like him, I just wish I thought he liked me.’ (Dakin about Irwin)
Dakin wants to impress Irwin. This first starts in the classroom through adopting his teaching methods and then ends up being sexually.
‘I was wondering whether there were any circumstances in which there was any chance of your sucking me off.’ (Dakin about Irwin)
Dakin wants to please Irwin sexually. However, this is only superficial as, after the crash, Irwin has lost his appeal.
‘Afterwards i couldn’t face the wheelchair.’ (Dakin about Irwin)
Dkain is no longer interested in Irwin after the accident. Does this show how is attraction was purely superficial in the first place?
‘You don’t not wank? Jesus.You’re headed for the bin…. Just tell me on the big day and I’ll stand well back.’ (Dakin to Scripps)
Dakin doesn’t see any appeal in any religion, but this quotes also shows how he provides comic relief to the play. The interaction between the boys shows a very light, ‘banterous’ mood.
‘And the best-looking’ (Mrs Lintott about Dakin)
Dakin is the most physically attractive out of the boys.