The Lovely Bones Ch1: Speech

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  • Chapter One
    • Susie Salmon
      • More adult tone in heaven
        • The man has no shame
      • Childish tone; 70s slang, colloquial lexis
        • What's that? [...] What is it?
          • Childlike repitition
        • neato!
      • ironic foreshadowing
        • What other kids?
      • Untitled
    • George Harvey
      • Use of imperatives to establish his power over Susie
        • Don't let me startle you
          • Insinuates that Susie is rude to be startled
        • You should be more observant
        • Be polite
      • Shows he knows things about Susie
        • You're the older Salmon girl, right?
          • sinister and belittling
        • It's after dark, Susie.
          • Hope is lost; Susie is "already dying".
      • I hope they get the bastard
        • Practiced
  • Hedges
    • I'm sort of cold, Mr. Harvey.
  • Quickly adopts perverted language
    • George Harvey
      • Use of imperatives to establish his power over Susie
        • Don't let me startle you
          • Insinuates that Susie is rude to be startled
        • You should be more observant
        • Be polite
      • Shows he knows things about Susie
        • You're the older Salmon girl, right?
          • sinister and belittling
        • It's after dark, Susie.
          • Hope is lost; Susie is "already dying".
      • I hope they get the bastard
        • Practiced
    • I want to check that you're still a virgin
    • You're mine now
    • Big white panties
    • Tell me you love me
  • Come and see
    • removal of  reported clause
      • sinister

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