“Island” Merle in brief

“Island” Merle in brief

The plot is based on a true event – a mutiny in the English brig “Bounty.”

The vast waters of the Pacific Ocean. The handsome “Blossom” swiftly flies through the waves. The third mate Adam Parsel admires the ship, but when he sees the exhausted sailors, he becomes ashamed of the fact that he is well dressed and had a hearty lunch. The team is completely hunted by Captain Bart.

Boatswain Boswell watches as the deck clears. In the outfit there are guys capable of stirring up the whole crew: this is first of all the Scotsman MacLeod, the Welshman Baker and the half-breed White. From the galley, Jimmy gets out with a bucket of dirty water. Not noticing the appearance of the captain, he pours water against the wind, and a few drops fall on Bart’s

coat. The captain brings down his powerful fist – the boy falls dead. Then the events develop swiftly. Baker does not seem to hear Bart’s order to throw the body overboard, and Parsel asks permission to read the prayer. The first captain’s aide Richard Mason, who was a nephew of the boy, shoots at Bart. Giant Hunt, having received an undeserved blow by molt, turns the neck of the boatswain. McLeod wrangles with second assistant John Simon, who tried to take power on the ship.

The way to the homeland rebels ordered. They sail to Tahiti to stock up on water and food. But here English ships come too often, and Mason suggests settling on an island lost in the ocean. Soon, Parsel brings a list of nine volunteers. Everyone has his own reasons. Mason, MacLeod and Hunt in their homeland is waiting for the loop for the murder. Parsell and Baker have entered into an open conflict with Bart, which under the circumstances does not bode well. Young Jones is ready to go to the end of the world behind Baker, and shorty Smage is behind MacLeod. Yellow-faced White is afraid of retribution for old sins: he once killed a man. The motives of Johnson, the oldest of the sailors, are not entirely understandable. Later it turns out that he went on a voyage, escaping from the wizard-wife.

Parsele already visited Tahiti. He knows the language and customs of good islanders well. In turn, the Tahitians with all their heart love “Adamo”, and their leader Otu proudly calls himself his friend. Parcel is greeted with glee: the lieutenant passes from embrace to embrace, and Mason does not like this very much. However, he accepts the help of the “blacks” willingly. Six Tahitians and twelve Tahitians agree to resettlement. But Mason refuses to take on board three more women – this means that some colonists will be left without a pair. Lieutenant Parcel does not face such a threat: the golden-skinned, graceful “peritani” is passionately loved by the dark-skinned beauty Ivoa, Otu’s daughter. On the ship their wedding takes place. Soon there are other unions of sympathy: the huge Omaat becomes a friend of Hunt, the pretty Avapui chooses Baker, Young Amurea gets fervent feelings for young Jones. With Parcel frankly flirts the pretty Itia. The lieutenant shyly rejects her courtship, which is very amusing for other women – in their opinion, a passing love “game” can in no way be considered a betrayal to the lawful wife. Good relations deteriorate during the sea storm: the Tahitians, unaccustomed to the storm, are hammered into the hold, and it seems to the sailors that the “blacks” betrayed them. When the island appears on the horizon, Mason suggests exterminating the natives, if any. To this end, the “captain” teaches Tahitans to shoot a gun. Fortunately, the island is uninhabited. Brother Ivoa Meani immediately notes its main drawback: the only source of fresh water is too far from a place suitable for housing. With Parcel frankly flirts the pretty Itia. The lieutenant shyly rejects her courtship, which is very amusing for other women – in their opinion, a passing love “game” can in no way be considered a betrayal to the lawful wife. Good relations deteriorate during the sea storm: the Tahitians, unaccustomed to the storm, are hammered into the hold, and it seems to the sailors that the “blacks” betrayed them. When the island appears on the horizon, Mason suggests exterminating the natives, if any. To this end, the “captain” teaches Tahitans to shoot a gun. Fortunately, the island is uninhabited. Brother Ivoa Meani immediately notes its main drawback: the only source of fresh water is too far from a place suitable for housing. With Parcel frankly flirts the pretty Itia. The lieutenant shyly rejects her courtship, which is very amusing for other women – in their opinion, a passing love “game” can in no way be considered a betrayal to the lawful wife. Good relations deteriorate during the sea storm: the Tahitians, unaccustomed to the storm, are hammered into the hold, and it seems to the sailors that the “blacks” betrayed them. When the island appears on the horizon, Mason suggests exterminating the natives, if any. To this end, the “captain” teaches Tahitans to shoot a gun. Fortunately, the island is uninhabited. Brother Ivoa Meani immediately notes its main drawback: the only source of fresh water is too far from a place suitable for housing. which is very amusing for other women – in their opinion, a passing love “game” can not be considered a betrayal of a legitimate wife. Good relations deteriorate during the sea storm: the Tahitians, unaccustomed to the storm, are hammered into the hold, and it seems to the sailors that the “blacks” betrayed them. When the island appears on the horizon, Mason suggests exterminating the natives, if any. To this end, the “captain” teaches Tahitans to shoot a gun. Fortunately, the island is uninhabited. Brother Ivoa Meani immediately notes its main drawback: the only source of fresh water is too far from a place suitable for housing. which is very amusing for other women – in their opinion, a passing love “game” can not be considered a betrayal of a legitimate wife. Good relations deteriorate during the sea storm: the Tahitians, unaccustomed to the storm, are hammered into the hold, and it seems to the sailors that the “blacks” betrayed them. When the island appears on the horizon, Mason suggests exterminating the natives, if any. To this end, the “captain” teaches Tahitans to shoot a gun. Fortunately, the island is uninhabited. Brother Ivoa Meani immediately notes its main drawback: the only source of fresh water is too far from a place suitable for housing. as if the “blacks” betrayed them. When the island appears on the horizon, Mason suggests exterminating the natives, if any. To this end, the “captain” teaches Tahitans to shoot a gun. Fortunately, the island is uninhabited. Brother Ivoa Meani immediately notes its main drawback: the only source of fresh water is too far from a place suitable for housing. as if the “blacks” betrayed them. When the island appears on the horizon, Mason suggests exterminating the natives, if any. To this end, the “captain” teaches Tahitans to shoot a gun. Fortunately, the island is uninhabited. Brother Ivoa Meani immediately notes its main drawback: the only source of fresh water is too far from a place suitable for housing.

The colonists begin to settle on the island. Tahitians settle in one hut, the British prefer to live separately. Sailors abolish officer ranks. Authority on the island passes to the assembly, where all decisions are taken by a majority vote. Despite Parcell’s objections, the “blacks” are not invited to parliament. The lieutenant is astonished to see that MacLeod possesses the instincts of an uncommon demagogue: Hunt maintains him in dullness, Johnson for fear, Smage for malice, and White for misunderstanding. Offended to the depths of his soul, Mason is eliminated from all grandfathers. MacLeod has a stable majority, and Parsel represents a powerless opposition – only Baker and Jones support him.

Sailors do not want to take into account the interests of Tahitians and when dividing women. However, here MacLeod is facing a failure: challenging Baker, he requires Avapui, but the Tahitian immediately rushes into the forest. Baker is ready to throw himself at the Scotsman with a knife, and Parseda with great difficulty manages to stop him. Then Itia runs to the forest, not wanting to get White. When shorty Smage claims that he does not recognize Parcel’s marriage with Ivoa as legitimate, the mighty Omaat puts the “rat” a few slaps. Mason, to Parcel’s great indignation, sends a note to the assembly asking him to give him a woman to run the farm, and in this matter, McLeod willingly goes to meet the former captain – as Parsel suspects, the Scotsman just wants to put the “blacks” in their place. When Parsel comes with an apology to the Tahitian hut, he is met with not too friendly. Ivoa explains to her husband that Meani loves him, as before, but the rest consider him an apostate. Thetaiichi, recognized as the leader by seniority, shares this opinion.

The next vote almost ends in execution. When the sailors decide to burn Blossom, Mason tries to shoot McLeod. The furious Scotsman proposes to hang it, but at the sight of the loop the heavy-minded Hunt suddenly demands to remove “this dirty trick.” Parsel won his first parliamentary victory, but his joy does not last long: the sailors proceed to the division of the earth, again excluding from the list of Tahitians. In vain does Parsel plead not to bring such an insult to them – in Tahiti, the most impoverished people have at least a garden. Most do not want to listen to him, and then Parsel announces his withdrawal from the assembly – Baker and Jones follow his example. They offer the Tahitans their three plots, but Tetaiti refuses, considering such a shameful section – in his opinion, justice must be fought. Parsell does not want to take on the soul the sin of fratricide, and Baker can not make decisions without knowing the language. In addition, the observant Welshman noted that Okhu is jealous of Amureya to Ropati and eagerly hears Timi’s words – the most spiteful and hostile of the Tahitans.

McLeod also understands that war is inevitable. He kills two unarmed men, and the rest instantly disappear into the thickets. Parcel bitterly says that the British will have to pay dearly for this – McLeod does not know what Tahitian warriors are capable of. Peaceful before the island becomes deadly dangerous. The Tahitians, having ambushed the spring, kill Hunt, Johnson, White and Jones, who followed the water. Baker and Amurei now think only of revenge for Ropaty – together they hunt down and kill Okhu. Then the women tell Parcel that Baker was shot on the spot, and the Amurei was hung by the legs and ripped off his stomach – this was done by Timi.

In the face of a common enemy, Mason reconciles with MacLeod and demands to judge Parcel for “betrayal.” But the smeared Smage votes against the shooting, and MacLeod states that he does not want evil lieutenant – in fact, the best times on the island were those when the “Archangel Gabriel” was in opposition.

Parsel is trying to enter into negotiations with the Tahitians. Timi calls to kill him. Thetaiich hesitates, and Meani is enraged: how dare this pig-bred offspring encroach on the life of his friend, the son-in-law of the great leader Otu? The women hide Parcel in a cave, but Timi traces him – then Parcel first raises his hand on the man. In the last battle, the survivors of the English die and the best friend of Parsel Meani. Pregnant Ivoa, hiding in the woods with a gun, orders Tetaiti to tell him that he will kill him, if only the hair falls from the head of her husband.

While there are lengthy negotiations between women and Tetayti, Parsel surrenders to bitter reflections: not wanting to shed blood, he ruined his friends. If he sided with the Tahitians after the first murder, he could have saved Baker, Jones, Hunt – perhaps even Johnson and White.

Thetaichi promises not to kill Parcel, but demands that he leave the island, as he does not want to deal with the false, insidious “peritani” anymore. Parsel asks for a postponement before the birth of the child. Soon little Ropati appears, and this becomes a huge event for the whole colony – even Tetaiti comes to admire the baby. And women hypocritically regret the “old” leader: he is already thirty years old – he will break with his wives. Having exhausted the theme of the inevitable death of Tetaiti, the women start another song: the Tahitians are too black, the peritani are too pale, and only Ropati has the skin as needed – if Adam leaves, no one will have golden children. Thetai listens unperturbed, but in the end does not stand up and asks Parcel to try out the boat. They go out to sea together. The Tahitian asks how Adamo will act, if peritani land on the island. Parsel does not hesitate to reply that he will defend freedom with weapons in his hands.

The weather suddenly deteriorates – a terrible storm begins. Thetaiti and Parsel shoulder to shoulder with the elements, but can not find an island in pitch darkness. And then a bright fire flares up on the rock – these women lit a fire. Once on the beach, Parsel loses sight of Thetaiti. Of the last forces, they seek and find each other. There are no more enemies on the island.


“Island” Merle in brief