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Compare chapter one of "My family and other animals" with that of "Cider with Rosie" how effective do you consider these as opening chapters?

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GCSE Psychology

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Amy Kember 11G

Compare chapter one of "My family and other animals" with that of "Cider with Rosie" how effective do you consider these as opening chapters?

The opening chapter of 'Cider with Rosie' and 'My family and other animals' are written with very different approaches. 'Cider with Rosie' begins with Laurie Lee's earliest memory, and already in the first paragraph, we learn his age, what's going on and how he feels about it. 'Cider with Rosie' is written from the perspective of a three-year-old, whereas Gerald Durrell is writing his account of family life from an older child's view, taking a more analytical and realistic view on life. As a child Laurie Lee looks upon everything in awe and amazement, especially his new surroundings:

"The June grass, amongst which i stood, was taller than I was, and I wept. I had never been so close to grass before. It towered above me and all around me, each blade tattooed with tiger-skins of sunlight."

In the first chapter of his autobiography, Laurie Lee introduces us to his large and loving family, who have moved into the country, and are settling into their new

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