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Dylan Thomas' Under Dairy Hardwood offers with the simpleness of existence, worrying the importance of "each cobble, donkey, [and] goose"; we must rejoice in the simple aspects of life which eventually make it so wonderful. There are many characters in the play who would attempt to hide from reality behind their "germ-free blinds" and "sealed window[s]", consuming themselves with insipid activities which do not bring the joy of the "spring sun" into their lives. Thomas' goodies these personas with humour, discreetly recommending where his sympathies sit; with those characters who rejoice in the "love" and the little aspects of life which make it so much more worth living. In the early levels of the play, the viewers is usually asked into the "big seas" of Captain Cat's "dreams" where "the lengthy drowned nuzzle up to him". The hilarious banter between the "dead" which comes after can be used by Thomas to emphasize how essential it is usually to enjoy the basic, everyday factors in existence which may end up being used for granted. As their banter becomes more and more frenzied, it turns to topics which, for a living person, may appear unimportant; the "coconuts and shawls and parrots", the "rum and lava breads" and music of "concertinas". The ongoing existence of these topics within the discussion of the "drowned" nevertheless provides a feeling of pathos to the picture, reminding the audience that the time which such simple and eventually important aspects of life is very restricted. The character of Captain Cat is treated sympathetically by Thomas, his conversations with the dead a reminder of both death's immanence and of the importance of having no fear of this. Captain Kitty relishes in existence, encircling himself with the items he enjoys, proven in his "seashelled, sh...