Guilt in Chapter 9

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Guilt in Chapter 9

Post  EllaSimpson on Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:03 am

Page 91 ' this was Hassan's final sacrifice for me'

Amir acknowledges how Hassan has been loyal, and has given up everything for Amir. It is a declarative sentence, and uses the modifier 'final' to emphasis the sacrifice Hassan is making. The quote refers to The Bible and uses the personal pronoun ‘me’.

Page 92 ' I wanted to tell them all that I was the snake in the grass, I was the monster in the lake.'

Amir shows his feeling of guilt, and uses two metaphors to express himself. The repetition of 'I' tells the reader that he is looking at himself, and is aware of the wrong he has done. He uses an asyndetic list to show that there’s no limit to how low he is, but the reader knows he is a coward as he says ' I wanted to tell them'.

Page 91 ' Then I knocked on Baba's door and told what I hoped would be the last in a long line of shameful lies.'



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Re: Guilt in Chapter 9

Post  Admin on Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:15 am

This is a generally successful linguistic analysis, with some detailed developed in analysing individual words. Well done.

Aim: increase the detail of your analysis so you are covering features at word, sentence and whole text level.

Show awareness of the whole text by developing links across the whole narrative.

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