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Analysis of "Fiela's Child". Detailed Analysis of a Passage:Characterisation of Elias Van Rooyen
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Detailed Analysis of a Passage:
Characterisation of Elias Van Rooyen
By Eddie Royle
English Hl, Ms. Lacy
Word Count: 923
Everyone has tried at least once to hide his or her emotions. Elias Van Rooyen attempted to hide just this. However, he conceded to three stages of grief: denial, anger, and acceptance. Throughout the passage, Elias projects a fondness towards Lukas, shown through his shocked behaviour on Lukas's departure.
While Elias waits for Lukas's arrival, he has an on going struggle with himself, whether or not Lukas will return. On the first day, Elias impatiently waits to see Lukas. The author, Dalene Matthee shows Elias's increasingly worried grapple on where Lukas is. "If someone had told him Lukas would go like that, he would have told that person to his face that he was a liar". The author did not even show Elias questioning where Lukas was, but instead had Elias starting to deny what might have happened, "Not Lukas... Not even a wretched dog just walked off like that". By Elias denying to himself that Lukas might not be coming, the reader realises that Elias is worried. The imagery of "wretched
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