• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Comment on how the language contributes to the understanding of the character, plots, theme and narrative style of the novel

Extracts from this document...


Chapter 6 "I listen, but all I can hear is the sudden familiar rattle of a train somewhere behind the trees... And suddenly we both turn and run, neither of us leader for once, neither of us led." Comment on how the language contributes to the understanding of the character, plots, theme and narrative style of the novel Chapter 6 is presented to the audience entirely in the past with no hindsight. Once again it develops the plot showing the children developing closer to adulthood, yet still not quite there, not understanding the consequences of their actions : "was it you two?", "I look away". The language from the passage in the hard back page 111 to 113 contributes to the understanding of the characters, plots, themes and narrative style of the novel. ...read more.


This only reinforces that younger is obsessed with hierarchy - only after the discussion of hierarchy is there a sense of realisation. The language in this passage contributes the understanding in the theme of mystery and adventure. Stephen relies on this adventure to prove himself to Keith and in doing so show "Keith that he's not the only one who can think of plans and projects". The use of personal pronoun 'I' used more frequently than other times (7) conveys Stephen's awareness that at this point in the adventure, wherein he can contribute, is a way he can gain approval of others even at the exploitation of the tramp. The passage for the first time shows an all time low in the adventure and "rain blows" as deliberate violence. ...read more.


In this passage Frayns presents the language as a way of children going on to do adult things but without adult hindsight and therefore reminds the audience that they are still developing unable to foresee the consequences of their actions. The language is deceptively simple in style, but the passage in Chapter 6 shows a subtlety in language. From the beginning of the passage Stephen shows this middle class social ranking which leads him into his so called heroism that is particularly associated with middle class values. This duty he is estranged with towards Keith was particularly powerful conception in times of war and for Stephen it shows a development in his character and what he is prepared to do out of duty for Keith. Thus, Frayn cleverly uses linguistic devices and in this case exploits the language in order to contribute to the understanding of the characters, plot, themes and narrative style of the novel. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Language: Context, Genre & Frameworks section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Language: Context, Genre & Frameworks essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Exploring the genre and style of the Political Interview - Paxman and Galloway interview

    5 star(s)

    She argues that conversation for most men is a primary means to preserve independence, and negotiate and maintain status in a hierarchical social order, opting for a 'report' stance as opposed to a females 'rapport' stance. A battle for social hierarchy can be seen when Paxman avoids answering the question,

  2. Throughout July's People and A Passage to India a gulf in understanding between the ...

    Ronny, of course, is a perfect illustration of the condescending attitude adopted by many settlers: 'But Ronny had not disliked his day, for it proved that the British were necessary to India; there would certainly have been bloodshed without them...he was not here to be pleasant but to keep the

  1. Early and Later Wittgenstein's conception of the world, ethics and later analysis of language.

    If it is clear that reality as the later Wittgenstein saw isn't of a language-independent structure, then perhaps there is some sort of wiggle-room to employ a meaningful analysis if not interpretation of statements to for the sphere of ethics.

  2. What are the consequences of societal multilingualism?

    The informal dialect/language that is used is Guarani, and is used amongst friends, servants and strangers that are poorly dressed and are of a lower social status to the speaker. It has also been found that it is used and mostly in casual situations such as when a person is telling a joke, or in a confessional environment.

  1. Investigation into Gender Differences in the Language of Personal Profiles on Dating Websites

    Amsterdam is pretty good too for a short break. New York was fun but I wouldn't dash back. favorite things: I'm a girlie girl and love to shop. I love shoes, especially Jimmy Choos but can do high street and usually have to!

  2. How does Arthur Miller use the character of Eddie to build tension in his ...

    reaction, and in this play the catalyst refers metaphorically to Rodolpho, as we can see he is speeding up Eddie's fate, and eating him away, although it is nothing that Rodolpho says that is damaging Eddie, it is the actions he is doing that obviously Eddie disapproves and detests.

  1. An analysis of variations in style in comparison to Standard English.

    throughout the world, and 'Received Pronunciation, which is the accent of English usually associated with a higher social or academic background, with the BBC and the professions, and that most commonly taught to students learning English as a foreign language."23 So one has to clearly differentiate between Received Pronunciation (RP)

  2. Story in the Style of Terry Pratchett

    It should probably be noted that there were six seasons on the world of Mondus, due to the distance from the sun, and the odd rotation of the world on it's axis. Due to the uniqueness of the world's axis, the seasons went in order of heat, with the first season being the warmest, and the final being the coldest.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work