Analysing the representation of speech: Texts A and B are both similar texts in that they have the same purpose to try and change peoples views on animal rights.

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AS English Language and Literature Assignment 5 – Analysing the representation of speech: comparison Texts A and B are both similar texts in that they have the same purpose – to try and change peoples’ views on animal rights. However, the ideas are conveyed in two different styles. In text A, Brigitte Bardot demonstrates the reality of how many animals are treated these days. The text is written in a serious manner and the author gets straight to the point by using very strong, vivid vocabulary which is shown in the first sentence: ‘Who has given Man (a word which has tragically lost all its humanity) the right to exterminate, to dismember, to cut up, to slaughter, to hunt, to chase, to trap, to lock up, to martyr, to enslave and to torture the animals?’ Here she uses a continuation of descriptive verbs which attracts the readers attention and shows them just a few of the many ways animals are treated. Brigitte Bardot is fighting for equality between humans and animals so that the earth is no longer a place ‘where men rule’, but ‘a shared Paradise.’ The middle paragraphs in this text
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all end in ‘(for our survival …)’. This repetition  really shows the reader that animals are only treated like this so that us humans can survive – why should they have to suffer for us? She also explains the amount of different deaths which animals have to be put through: ‘a slow death… a useless death, a hellish death, a death endured in terror at the hand of sadistic evil..’. This shows the reality of the many different deaths which are occurring ‘each morning as dawn breaks’. The animal rights activist speaks about this ghastly reality as if it is ...

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