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

Compare the two occasions on which Joe Rose and Jed Parry meet {Chap 2 and Chap 7} - What is different and what is the same? Who is in love with whom? In Enduring Love by Ian McEwan.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Compare the two occasions on which Joe Rose and Jed Parry meet {Chap 2 and Chap 7}. What is different and what is the same? Who is in love with whom? In Enduring Love by Ian McEwan From the beginning of Chapter 2 to the end of Chapter seven the reader will go through a complete opinion change of both Joe Rose and Jed Parry. In Chapter 2, it appears that Joe has an interest in both Parry and a self-love for himself; however, there are signs of the growing love that Jed has for Joe. A very obvious difference between the two chapters is how different the situation is and therefore Jed and Joe's mental states. In chapter 2 it is most likely that the two men will be feeling guilt, fear or sadness which will not help their rational state of mind. ...read more.

Middle

The focus in the two chapters is different as well. In chapter 2 the focus was on the death of John Logan with the sub text pointing to the love of Jed, however, in Chapter seven the focus has changed to the relationship between Joe and Jed. Already, in chapter 2 the reader can understand that Joe is getting slightly annoyed with Jed, 'my silence was hostile.' So, like Jed's love for Joe grows through the chapters, Joe's annoyance with Jed also grows. In this chapter too it is apparent that the two men have very different objectives. Joe was interested in John Logan and what had happened to him but Jed, 'was more interested in me {Joe}.' In Chapter 2 Joe is very descriptive about Jed, 'He wore jeans and box-fresh trainers tied with red laces.' The reader interprets this fine detail into an interest for Jed. ...read more.

Conclusion

And this made Joe speak to Jed with, 'kindness.' An additional mistake that Joe repeatedly made was that he just couldn't turn away from Jed. In chapter 2 he describes the fact that he has to answer Parry's questions as, 'irresistible' and in Chapter seven he admits that,' he should have walked on, but his intensity held me.' And this is the same for Jed as, 'He really didn't want to let me {Joe} go.' In conclusion, I have decided that the way Joe treats Jed from the beginning, being unconsciously kind, is tragic but not his fault. This kindness clearly fuelled Jed's love but Joe could not have foreseen this. In Chapter 2 there is also a sense that Joe 'loves' himself, 'I read the fractional widening of the young man's eyes as respect. It was what I felt for myself anyway', and perhaps this is what the 'timid' Jed finds so endearing about Joe to start with. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Ian McEwan 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 GCSE Ian McEwan essays

  1. Time is a major theme in Ian McEwan's 'The Child In Time'.

    to represent a refuge of organised time in a chaos of wasted days.' Stephen visits his parents again, where he resumes the conversation about his experience at The Bell to attempt to find out more about his origin. 'There was a face at the window....it was staring into the pub...I just knew I was looking at my own child.'

  2. What is Your Interpretation of McEwans Portrayal Of Jed Parry in Chapters 7,8 and ...

    The voice on the end of the line is almost pure reason even more so then Clarrisa's occasional bluntness and snaps the reader back in to thinking Parry is harmless, that is until chapter 10.

  1. What do you find interesting in McEwan's portrayal of Jed Parry?

    Parry's persistence for Joe to pray by the body of John Logan is again a trait that later proves to be volatile, for example when Parry hires hit men. He will do whatever it takes for Joe to accept him.

  2. "Enduring Love" Questions

    To a great extent the Joe is also responsible in making Jed go obsessed for him. The relationship between Joe and Jed definitely is the core content around which the entire novel revolves.

  1. Enduring Love - by Ian McKewen - Discuss the changing relationship between Clarissa and ...

    But when Joe arrives at the scene and manages to stop Jed from doing any harm to either Clarissa, or as threatened to himself, Clarissa and Joe are not reunited immediately for so much had gone on it could not be easily forgotten.

  2. How does McEwan Present Ideas about Memory and Recall in "Enduring Love"

    Next the hit men come in and shoot Colin Tapp and Joe is convinced that the bullet was meant for him. In Chapter 20 Joe talks to the police about the shooting. The questioning of Joe by the police inspector gives the reader insight into the other people's views that

  1. Looking At The First Ten Chapters, Discuss What You Find Interesting In The Way ...

    The character of Jo states himself that "the language Parry was using set off responses in me, old emotional sub-routines." McEwan informs the reader by using this metafictive device that not only is Parry an emotive character, who uses emotive language to effect and influence other character such as Jo,

  2. How does Ian McEwan use narrative expectation in chapter one of Enduring Love?

    This part of Clarissa's personality is in constant conflict with the scientific mind of Joe. Another comparison between Joe and Clarissa can be seen when Joe rushes towards the scene of the accident while Clarrisa 'walked quickly' this could show Clarissa's selfish hesitation to help while Joe automatically ran into the situation without taking time to think.

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