Under Milk Wood

by

Dylan Thomas

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Sinbad Sailors Character Analysis

Sinbad Sailors operates Sailors Arms, a local pub. Sinbad is attracted to Gossamer Beynon but the disapproval of his grandmother, Mary Ann Sailors, prevents him from pursuing her. He also fears that his lack of an education makes him unappealing to Gossamer. Though Gossamer is also attracted to Sinbad, they hide their true feelings form each other.

Sinbad Sailors Quotes in Under Milk Wood

The Under Milk Wood quotes below are all either spoken by Sinbad Sailors or refer to Sinbad Sailors. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the New Directions edition of Under Milk Wood published in 2019.
Under Milk Wood Quotes

Up the street, in the Sailors Arms, Sinbad Sailors, grandson of Mary Ann Sailors, draws a pint in the sunlit bar. The ship’s clock in the bar says half past eleven. Half past eleven is opening time. The hands of the clock have stayed still at half past eleven for fifty years. It is always opening time in the Sailors Arms.

Related Characters: First Voice (speaker), Sinbad Sailors, Mary Ann Sailors
Page Number: 40-41
Explanation and Analysis:
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Sinbad Sailors Character Timeline in Under Milk Wood

The timeline below shows where the character Sinbad Sailors appears in Under Milk Wood. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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Storytelling and Ordinary Life  Theme Icon
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...late to school, which is the dream she’s had every night since marrying Willy Nilly. Sinbad Sailors , who runs the taproom, “hugs his damp pillow,” which he calls Gossamer Beynon. Lily... (full context)
Resilience and Redemption   Theme Icon
Nature vs. Society   Theme Icon
First Voice redirects the scene up the street. Sinbad Sailors , who is Mary Ann Sailors’s grandson, opens his bar, Sailors Arms, where “it is... (full context)
Storytelling and Ordinary Life  Theme Icon
Intimacy Theme Icon
Resilience and Redemption   Theme Icon
Nature vs. Society   Theme Icon
Gossip and Community Theme Icon
...to Sailors Arms. Mr. Waldo arrives at the pub, which is full of dejected fishermen. Sinbad Sailors greets Mr. Waldo and confesses his love for Gossamer Beynon, whom he calls “a lady... (full context)
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...leaving the school in her high heels. As she walks down the street, people, including Sinbad Sailors , undress her with their eyes. Gossamer sees Sinbad as she passes Sailors Arms and... (full context)
Storytelling and Ordinary Life  Theme Icon
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...and Cherry Owen ventures out to get drunk as his wife cheerfully waves him off. Sinbad Sailors greets Cherry Owen, though he inwardly pines for Gossamer Beynon.  (full context)