- Created by: RandomEpicness
- Created on: 20-12-19 17:24
Loads of quotes for this text, but specifically for language features:
'my heart also urged the narwhal to dive, to leave, to survive.'- Rule of 3 is used to show Herbert's desperation for the narwhal to survive despite wanting the hunter to win the narwhal. This too shows her dilemma.
' "How can you possibly eat seal?" ' - Direct Speech to present the opinions of westerners (the expected readers)
'Every hunter was on the water.' - Short sentence used to build up tension.
IMPORTANT QUOTES FOR Q4
'Spectral play of colour,' - Play on words showing the beauty of the Arctic. Can resemble a spectre or a ghost, putting a sense of unreality into situation. OR, spectral can be seen as specturm- colours, waves of light. Shows physical and mystical sides to Arctic.
'evening light was turning butter-gold.' - 'butter' with gold intensifies the color- it is richer and more luxuriant.
'valuble part of the diet for both man and dogs...Its single ivory tusk...was used for harpoon tips,' - factual and detailed paragrpah showing the necessity of hunting narwhal- simple and prepares us for hunting scene.
'The women clustered' - suggest sense of community
'Each wife knew her husband instinctivley' - the word 'instinctivley' reminds the reader of animals- Herbert sgugets teh balanced forces of man and whale.
'It was crucial... staple diet'- These words emphaise that hunting is a matter of survival to Inuit people.
IMPORTANT QUOTES FOR Q4 P.2
'They talk to one another under water' - 'talk' builds up sympathy in reader, also shows how narwhales too are a community/ family.
'The hunter had no rifle.' - Shows vulnerability of the men and also shows taht the fight is fair, the men don't have usual advantage of guns.
'My heart leapt for both hunter and narwhal.' - she feels sympathy for both men and whales. Tension of the situation - 'heart leapt'
'Hunting is still an absolute necessity in Thule.' - concludes with a clearly stated opinion using a simple sentence.
- On the first paragraph, Herbert invites reader to share appreciation of the Arctic.
- Focus shifts and language becomes more factual- she establishes the necessity of hunting.
- Focus shifts again to the hunt - excitement and tension but the dilemma of who to support. After this, she doesnt tell us the conclusion of the hunt.
- Passage ends with her firmly supporting the need to hunt in Thule.
METHODS AND IDEAS
-sympathy for both sides (man and narwhal)- both have the right to exist.
-The understanding of someone who has lived in Thule for a while- experience.
-factual knowledge to persuade.
-Empathise with attitudes of Westerners, whilst disagreeing.
-Believes in the necessity of hunting in Thule.
-Descriptive language. - Factual, informative language.
- Structuring for persuasion. - Direct engagement with an opposing view
-Complex sentences for description. -Short sentences for tension.