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Commentary on a passage taken from Laurence Fearnleys "Edwin and Mathilda"
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In this excerpt taken from Laurence Fearnley's Edwin and Mathilda , the narrator is extremely shocked when he discovers that his father has deceived him about the fact that his mother is alive; he experiences complete and total emotional distress when he realizes the reality that his mother left him. The text explores various forms of deception that are effectively conveyed through the third-person limited point of view, thus raising the theme of appearance versus reality and as a result, bringing forth the theme of emotional destruction as Edwin struggles with the reality of his mother's disappearance.
Various forms of deception are revealed through the third-person limited narrator in this extract, thus highlighting the theme of appearance versus reality. Edwin, the main character, is introduced with a rather strange image, in which he is eating a " limp pizza". This image is, although seemingly simple, is quite indicative of his current emotional state, mostly due to the use of the word " limp", which is a form of diction that emphasizes lifelessness. Therefore, from the very beginning there is some sort of subtle foreshadowing that something is not quite right. . Likewise, visual imagery is used, "as
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