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Explain how Sealy memorably describes Clementss home and family in this extract

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Introduction

Explain how Sealy memorably describes Clements's home and family in this extract. Sealy describes Clements's family as being poor and unable to afford every day goods such as food etc. 'the dovecots were taking their one substantial meal of the day.' This shows that unlike other families the Dovecot's only had one proper meal all day which consisted of a plate of rice that hardly nourishes a human being and shows how little they really had. ...read more.

Middle

This reflects the intake of food by each of the family members in that they are so thin and malnourished. During the description of the house, Sealy uses different pieces of language to illustrate the poverty the family go through. Examples of this include 'The house was a poor, wretched coop of a room' and 'the walls of the shack were papered with old newspapers and magazines, discoloured with age and stained.' ...read more.

Conclusion

'Worm eaten boards', 'the one battered depreciated mahogany table' and 'the propped-open window'. These show that the family could not pay for skilled workers to fix the house and that an old mahogany table was there only piece of furniture. In the passage Sealy often refers to birds, 'soaring seagulls' and uses a simile when communicating to the reader about Maud Dovecot 'like an eagle'. ...read more.

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