Joel- Character study

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  • Joel
    • Doesn't like the country
      • gambles and attends dinner parties
        • Society based on social cynical society aspiration
        • Blue ribbon balls-parties at brothels
    • Plantation owner
      • Slaves rise up against him
      • Knows nothing about plantations
        • Only knows what overseer tells him
        • Not hands on
        • Dereliction of duty
        • hates it. Irresponsible
      • Not business minded
    • Only wants to marry for money
      • mercenary
      • Won't marry Manon (poor)
      • No strong feelings
    • Liked by everytone
      • Charming
      • flirtacious
    • Philanderer
      • Untrustworthy or dependable
    • Shows life she could have had - would have had children with him
      • Contrast with husband
    • Pg 96-99
      • Manon's mother has died. Manon at aunt's for supper. Joel comes to offer condolences
        • 'My poor Manon, my poor, dear girl
          • 'My'- determiner. could be his.   she is an object
          • adjective that shows pities her but cares for her but wont be with her as she's poor
            • address term   premodifier
        • 'murmuring softly'
          • verb+ adverb
            • caring and gentle
        • trace of a smile on his lips
          • when mentions Gaudet coming to town
            • thinks he understands her- bond
              • Colludes over dislike of husband
      • genuinely sympathetic
        • 'his features were composed'
        • expression of sympathy was unmistakably sincere
          • 'unmistakably' - adverb
        • abstract noun- sadness
        • impossibility of collapsing into his embrace
        • 'weeping'
          • emotive verb
            • shows her anguish
      • 'stupidly, i enjoyed an inappropriate euphoria
        • stupidly-adverb. 'inappropriate' knows she shouldnt
        • euphoria- hyperbolic. extremely happy. abstract noun
      • thousand regrets clouded my mind
        • metaphor
          • missed out on a lot by not marrying Joel
    • Page 136
      • 'devoted friend'
        • noun phrase
          • emotive premodifier
    • politesse
      • superficial manner
        • concerned with manners and social behaviour
    • 158-163 Gaudet is dead+ plantation is to be sold
      • Joel realises she has no money
        • simile- shop window
        • 'i have not enough money. it was money, only money'
          • repetition
          • links to theme throughout of monetary value
      • effort of forgiving Joel
        • 'the effort fatigued me'
          • realises the conversation is pointless
      • realises 'inappropriate' to feel giddy with excitement
        • 'giddy with excitement'- metaphor
      • Joel is a tonic which she must pay for
        • extended metaphor
      • 'Joel said somberly as if he'd just heard of the death of a favourite dog'
        • simile
        • somberly-adverb
      • 'happier times'
        • comparative adjective
        • past to present
    • 192- 196
      • child-like in his desire to escape from Manon
        • immature
        • 'he wanted to go back outside and play'
      • 'exaggerated concern'
        • pretending to be more concerned than he is. fake
      • repetition of 'lie'
        • recognises the 'charade'
          • knows he is being insincere
      • Manon shouts at Dephine to 'stand up straight'
        • 'snapped'
          • cares about her appearance
      • appearance linked to money
        • new coat, cologne
      • 'came to the end of his rhapsody'
        • metaphor
      • buy everything, sick of debt
        • irony
      • 'you're too pale'
        • hollow expression of concern
      • 'my future was as dark and small as Joel's was bright and wide'
        • comparative
        • no prospects
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