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The Importance of Language.

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The Importance of Language The style of the extensively detailed characters and environments, contained in most of Katherine Mansfield's work, can substantiate more of a plot than explicit, factual content. With her idiosyncratic technique, Mansfield manages to engage the reader through the rich suggestiveness of her surroundings, descriptions and language in "The Tiredness of Rosabel" and "The Garden Party". Through evocative imagery and language, Mansfield establishes a focus on a 'slice of life', the portrayal of everyday experience. This is shown in "The Tiredness of Rosabel and "Garden Party", as an examination of the defining, social classes is conducted entirely with this technique. "The Tiredness of Rosabel" is based around indicative descriptions, consisting of carefully secreted, implied information, so widespread that they enhance essential aspects of the plot. This is accomplished through the implicit information, which allows the reader to establish their own information that has directly been portrayed towards themselves. Rosabel is a depressing, working lower class person, living in fantasies to escape the pessimistic labour that she encounters everyday. This narrative development is related to the implicitness of her style further, [JIS1]utterly by the unique style of atmosphere and description. An "opal and silver" mist overwhelms reality to produce a more surreal and intriguing environment, as the "jewellers' shops seen through this were fairy palaces". A fairy-tale entrance through her mind, scarred by blistering hands of the destitute life, shows how the hardships of life have not only altered her vision, but they have changed her state of mind. ...read more.

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The lack of factual language within "The Tiredness of Rosabel" and the suggestiveness[JIS13] through extensive detail allows the reader mind to wander freely throughout the ambiguous lines of the atmosphere [JIS14]to their own pleasure or displeasure. As this story has less of a storyline than it's thoroughly descriptive details, the reader can determine several aspects of the plot, entirely on their own judgement. This also means that events of the short story cannot be confirmed nor denied[JIS15]. This triumphantly allows the reader to engage in their own imagination to fill in gaps, [JIS16]left out of the Rosabel's written lifestyle. This technique ensures the reader's own thoughts can progress boundlessly, as the characters in the story. "In The Garden Party" the plot is basically unravelled concisely [JIS17]in front of the reader, and where necessarily, it clearly explains all that it needs to. The short story is set in the mansion of an Aristocratic family, that has been absolutely sheltered from the real world of poverty-stricken in the Edwardian times. Mansfield has used a forthright approach[JIS18] towards the storylines information; efficiently portray the setting of Laura Sheridan's situation as well as her lifestyle. After observing the stunning weather, [JIS19]they realised that "they could not have a more perfect day for a garden party if they had ordered." These self-explanatory sentences summarise how flawless the Sheridan's lived throughout the 1910's. ...read more.

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[JIS9]Very Awkward. [JIS10]You must talk about the character as a construction of the writer. Write about how and why Mansfield does this. [JIS11]This is an overgeneralization. Write about why or how Mansfield does this. [JIS12]You must talk about the character as a construction of the writer. Write about how and why Mansfield does this. [JIS13]The suggestiveness of what? [JIS14]Awkward phrasing. [JIS15]Why does Mansfield do this? [JIS16]You must talk about the character as a construction of the writer. Write about how and why Mansfield does this. [JIS17]Awkward. [JIS18]How? Where? Example? Why does she do this? [JIS19]Who? [JIS20]You must talk about the character as a construction of the writer. Write about how and why Mansfield does this. [JIS21]You must talk about the character as a construction of the writer. Write about how and why Mansfield does this. [JIS22]Overgeneralisation. [JIS23]You must talk about the character as a construction of the writer. Write about how and why Mansfield does this. [JIS24]You must talk about the character as a construction of the writer. Write about how and why Mansfield does this. [JIS25]You must talk about the character as a construction of the writer. Write about how and why Mansfield does this. [JIS26]This is not a summary or a conclusion. You need to review the elements you have already identified and written about i.e. the implicitness of her style, the atmospheric and ethereal style of her writing, the escapist nature of her narratives and the sense of social and individual alienation evident in her characters. Prose Piece - Coursework Page 1 IGCSE Literature English ...read more.

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