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Uneasy Homecoming - Analysing the Opening

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Transcript of Uneasy Homecoming - Analysing the Opening

Uneasy Homecoming - Analysing the Opening
FONTS
The Opening
Personally, how would you describe the opening?
It is written in third-person... Why is this effective? Why is this better than first-person?
Characterisation
How is Connie presented?

Why is it beneficial to know how she is feeling?

Why is she wrestling with her feelings?

What impact does this have on the reader?
Genre
The writer tries to establish a genre... a pyschological thriller (Psychological refers to the process of the mind.)

How does he do that?
- Descriptive writing style... setting
- Detail as to what Connie is thinking and feeling (she is very analytical of her own feelings)
- Creates suspense through particular words & phrases
WALT
- Identify main conventions within the opening
- Analyse language

Intriguing
Descriptive
Mysterious
Back up your opinions with quotations from the text!!
Anything else?
Narrative Voice
Setting
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Dusk
- Real time
- Isolated property

Analysing Language


"The red, dying sun cast long shadows..."
- Personifcation
- Mention of death creates unease
- Emphasises that it is getting dark
Sentence Structure
Parenthesis

"Those other houses were across the bay
,
to be sure,
but there was no reason to be upset."
- Adds additional information... reinforces the isolation...
Short sentence
"Then the feeling changed."
- Highlights a sense of danger... "Changed" reinforces the character's wrestle with her feelings... "Inconspicious" suggests that something is hiding, going unnoticed. This reinforces a sense of unease for the reader.
"Something quite inconspicious."
Verbs


- The amount of detailed action that takes place... (Link this with your discussion of 'real time')
Structuring your CA
Clear introduction... introducing what you are going to discuss.
Analyse the title
Genre
Style of opening (conventions)
Setting
Characterisation
Narrative Voice
Language
Sentence Structure

Clear conclusion, rounding up your discussion!
Use PEE throughout
Give your personal opinons
Consider impact on reader
Words to use when analysing:
This...
- Reinforces
-Emphasises
-Highlights
-Conveys
- Suggests
- Promotes

The word 'Uneasy'
'Causing anxiety'

'Troubled'

'Uncomfortable'
Analyse the title!!!
Connie - female... isolated... classic...
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