- Created by: RandomEpicness
- Created on: 06-10-19 16:25
IMPORTANT QUOTES FOR Q4
'I'm a storyteller.' - Simple, personal statement. Shows no political views involved here.
'danger'- emphasies importance.
'My mother says that I started reading at the age of two, although i think four is more close to the truth.' - immediatley introducing the idea of having 2 versions of one story- subtly preparing reader for ideas of single story.
'So, i felt enourmous pity' - the word 'so' suggests the simplistic way that children draw conclusions from what they're told without further question.
'dyed raffia' - contrasts with Adichie's assumption of poor people having grey, colourless lives.
'sneaking across the border, that sort of thing' - mimics the media's hyperbole and emotive language. 'that sort of thing' portrays how casually prejudice becomes established.
'mental shift' - METAPHOR indicating how her opinion changed.
'Fide's family have nothing' - REPORTED SPEECH - vividly remembering.
'''tribal music''' QUOTATION MARKS- used to emphasise how ridiculous of an assumption was made by the roommate.
'She assumed i did not know how to use a stove.' - SHORT SENTENCE and PARAGRAPH ON IT'S OWN- for impact and to convey the disbeleif Adichie felt.
'no possibility of feelings more complex than pity, no possibility of a connection as human equals,' - REPETITION of 'no possibility' shows gulf of understand single story creates- Adichie knows she will never be seen as equal.
'we regain a kind of paradise.' - ends with a METAPHORICAL statement suggesting how world would be better without single stories. RHETORICAL DEVICE used to leave reader pondering on message.
'I come from a conventional, middle-class Nigerian family.' - shifts focus to new anecdote and new character- Fide.
Text begins with 'danger' of single story and ends with a solution and a positive, hopeful message.
Repetition of 'single story' to bring readers back to main focus after anecdotes.
Adichie is startled by Fide, but shocks her roommate.
METHODS AND IDEAS
- Use of FIRST PERSON
- DIRECT, conversational tone.
- HUMOUR and self-criticism.
- RHETORICAL techniques.