Construction of Sinbad Sailors in Under Milk Wood

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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 …

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…characters in Under Milk Wood. These details allow the audience to have an intimate relationship with the characters. Dylan Thomas has succeeded in creating several characters that seem real, in a very short time period. The characters come alive in the minds of the audience because the assumptions and interpretations of each audience member impose the details of the characters. In this play Thomas has overcome the restrictions that language can impose on character creation.