Walter

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  • Walter
    • Uncle doesn't want him
      • Nods sagely to agree he shouldn't have been born
        • 'it would be for the best if that child had never been'-Manon
          • 'that' determiner-no ownership
      • 'this was one piece of his brother's property he wanted nothing to do with"
        • metaphor
        • nouns
        • monetary value
        • not human
      • 'my little nephew' Charles might explain, while Walter rubbed mud into some elegant gentleman's waistcoat
        • Humour at Walter's expense
        • Wouldn't fit in at Chatterly
        • imagery
        • imagination
        • adj-'elegant'
        • elegant
    • Link to monetary value
      • Seen as property
    • reminder of Gaudet's infidelity
      • symbol
      • reminder of her infertility
      • 'the little bastard'
        • noun phrase
    • taking pity on him
      • Walter is a problem
    • weeping, whining
      • adjectives that show his vulnerability
      • sympathetic portrayal, following Gaudet's death
      • first person narration
      • At the start of the novel, she is far more offensive with regard to Walter
        • address term
          • 'little bastard' pg 5 part 1
        • Although still dismissive at the end of the novel
          • 'poor idiot'
            • subtle display of sympathy- pre modifier 'poor'
    • 'kicking the creature'
      • verb
      • noun-metaphorical evaluation
      • Divergence
      • (Sarah), pg 123
      • noun 'creature' suggests not human
    • barefoot      wildy
      • primal, less than human
        • beautiful and vicious
          • juxtaposition
          • great contrast
          • 'like a beautiful and vicious little wildcat'
        • strange gibberish
          • inhuman verbs
        • lives under the table
          • lower level to Sarah
          • hidden away
          • like a dog
          • tortures puppies
            • no moral conscience
              • like father- tortures boys
      • adverb 'rolling eyes' - mdaness
      • feral nature
    • Animalistic
      • "he's like a cat" pg 199 part 4
        • simile
          • inhuman
          • on lower level in social hierarchy
            • This is echoed in the idea of social hierarchy and the derogatory treatment of slaves.
        • Originally, Manon describes Walter to be “like a dog
          • pg 5, part 1, the simile depicting a lesser vulnerable animal to begin with
          • 'eating bits of meat from his fathers hand like a dog
            • simile
            • distaste
            • visual imagery
        • Untitled
    • Inept
    • backhanded compliments
      • golden skin
      • full pouting lips
      • jealous?
      • semantic pattern of evaluative adjectives
    • greasy fingers
      • premodifier
        • suggests lack of cleanliness

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