duror personification of evil

symbollic of the devil

supposide role as a gamekeeper -guardian of wood/protector contrasts greatly against his actions as a killer and his hatred for nature

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extended metaphor for a decaying tree, casts shade eventually grows fruit (outcomes)

"over-spreading tree of revulsion." "OVER-SPREADING" suggests it will overwhlem him and affect others. "REVUSLION." powerful word choice for disgust foreshadows his madness?

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"He had not anticipated.. the sickening of his very will to hate."

word choice " SICKENING." suggests a decline in duror, he is becoming ill

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"He was like a tree still straight, still showing green leaves, but underground death was creeping along the roots."

context- begins assending tree to tell C&N their assitance is required as beaters in the deer drive.

Similie on outside appears sane, false appearance he puts on, underneath/internally he gradually becoming less and less mentally stable.

Also foreshadows his inevitable death.

similie comparing duror's outward appearance with that of a tree "straight." suggest outwardly appears stable and upright. colour "green" has connotation of good health suggesting duror's madness is outwardly unrecognisable.

however colour is also associated with envy perhaps depicting his jealously of the cone gatherers, especially calum, being able to climb the tree with such grace and ease unlike himself.

imagery of "death crepping along the roots." is a metpahor for duror's internal corruption and madness highening, also foreshadows end is near

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"God knew how many inhibtions, repressions and complexes were twisting and coiling there,like snakes of damnation."

religious connotations, imagery, comparing duror's condition with the devil in the garden of eden who took the form of a snake associated with evil

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"The sweetness of her youth still haunting amidst the great wobbling masses of pallid fat..."

Word choice of "HAUNTING." suggests that peggy is now a ghost of her former self, evokes sympathy.

the imagery of "wobbling masses of pallid fat." peggy literally symbolises the extent of duror's internal problems.

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"He felt in the mood for murder, ****, or sucide."

foreshadows outcome of novel, murders calum then commits suicide. **** suggests sexual fustration as a result of peggy's obesity and uglieness being the root of his madness.

unusual punctuation of the comma after **** allows reader to pause for thought emphasising the horrifficness of these acts.

pauses could also reflect unstaleness of Duror's sanity and his disjointed thinking, contrasting greatly with his outward appearance.

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"He walked slow but steadily."

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"Since childhood Duror has been repleeed by anything that had an imperfection or deformity."

illustrates that duror had always been disliked anything less than perfect.

ironic that duror's imperfection is that he cannot stand imperfection.

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"He felt as terrified and desolate as an infant child seperated from his mother in a great crowd."

word choice "infant" has connotations of immaturity and innocence and is associated with depending on another. perhaps suggests duror's madness is still in early stages, in it's infancy and has along way to still progress until it reaches it's full capacity.

word choice "mother." has connotations of stability associated with love and care, this serperation perhaps suggests that Duror is frightened of the little stability he has left being removed.

the imagery of duror being lost amongst this "great crowd." suggests duror feels extremely insignificant indicating his low self esteem and perhaps lost amongst his thoughts.

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"More owls cried."

owls are predators, symbollic of duror crying out in hatrid, perhaps foreshadowing the approach of evil acting as a warning. noise is spooky/haunting sound associated with an attack. creates omnious mood, perhaps foreshadows durors attack on calum

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"the owl could not be blamed; it lived according to its nature.."

word choice "blamed" suggests duror not responsible for actions. suggesting he was born evil and therefore agruable not responsible for evil actions "nature versus nurture debate."

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"Duror had been afraid that in her presence he might feel shamed.."

duror is evil- lady rc religious figure symbollic of light which could make durors intertal evilness apparents and perhaps lead him away from the straight path

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"Her father the judge had bequeathed to her... a determination to see right done, even at the expense of rank or pride."

Lady RC and Duror

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