Chapter 1 How the story is told

Enduring Love

How the story is told in Chapter 1

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  • Enduring Love Chapter 1 themes
    • The plunge
      • "The beginning is simple to mark."
        • The plunge starts from the very first line of the novel. It throws the reader right into the plot.
    • 1st person protagonist
      • The constant use of "I" and the story is told from his point of view.
      • "I'm holding back, delaying the information."
    • Science and educated narrator
      • "If one ever wanted proof of Darwin's contention that the many expressions of emotions in humans are universal, genetically inscribed...."
        • Page 4 (depending on book) This shows that Joe is scientific and compares everything to it. It makes him seem more rational and it seem like he knows what he is talking about. this allows the reader to believe him therefore making him a reliable narrator.
    • The Particulars
      • "...was passing me the bottle - a 1987 Daumas Gassac."
        • Show the attention to detail and makes Joe more reliable.
    • Omen
      • "We were running towards a catastrophe. which itself was a kind of..."
    • The promise
      • "...this was the last time I understood anything clearly at all."
    • Logics and emotions
      • "He was already a tiny figure, almost black against the sky.
      • He fell as he had a hung, a stiff little black stick.
      • "The child was not my child, and I was not going to die it"
        • The beginning of the statement is showing Joe as logical and when he refers to the child as 'it' is shows Joe as emotionless.
    • Confessional
      • "I'm holding back, delaying the information."
        • He will tell us information when he wants to tell us.


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