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What Is The Function Of Chapter 11?

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What Is The Function Of Chapter 11? McEwan uses four main tittles in order to structure the form of which chapter 11 is written, they are plot, character, language, and also theme. Firstly we will begin talking about the plot, which basically means what is happening in the chapter and a bit before that chapter. In chapter 11 Joe and the reader are reading a letter that has been written by Jed Parry and has been addressed to Joe. This letter is Parry explaining and expressing his true love and feelings for Joe. From this letter we can really see and now know that Joe maybe all this time has been telling the truth because this letter is like evidence for the accusation that Joe had made against Parry. I think that Parry recons that he is destined to be with Joe, this is because he is absolutely obsessed with Joe and he even refers to Joe sometimes to his god, and then he thanks god for Joe's existence and for making them meet at that first point at the top of the hill. ...read more.


Either that or he is just crazy and is obsessed with Joe because he is actually in love with him and feels the need for a sexual closeness of a relationship with Joe. 'Here I am, the king of my castle'. From this quotation he is explaining that he is the man of the house, his farther died and so did the rest of his family so now he is the 'king' of the whole house, but maybe he does not want to be, just maybe he wants Joe to be a sort of farther figure for him, its his desire for this parental closeness, this is like a little childish game that he is playing by saying that he is the 'king of the castle'. Also the words and phrases that Parry uses in the letter are also scientific, but why is he suddenly using such words with such extreme meanings. Theses are maybe or most definitely hints of his true and emotional feelings for Joe, he thinks that he feels the need to impress him by talking the way that Joe talks. ...read more.


And now all of a sudden we are in Jed Parry's mind, his body, we are speaking his words and seeing everything through his crazy obsessed emotionally loved mind. This is actually quite good because we now get to see things through someone else's eyes instead of just Joe's the whole time, its like a change of environment or atmosphere. In this chapter we now have a change of themes, we have a quieter theme as to when Joe is being practically stalked by Parry. But the theme that we still and will probably always have throughout this novel is Parry's obsessive love for Joe. We also have the theme of where Parry constantly refers to the special love, religious bond and closeness that they both share together, the religious love for Joe when he goes on to thank god for the existence and presence of them both. We also get a theme and also a feeling of the constant child ness, which also relates back to the character of Parry. ...read more.

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