Nicole Renards

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' I thought of Nicole Renard, realizing I had not thought of her for, oh, maybe two hours'
Francis first mentions of Nicole and it suggests that Francis may be in love with her, which makes the reader ask questions.
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' I never knew love could be so agonizing'
this is ironic as his love for Nicole does become agony.
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' I wondered whether she'd been waving at Joey LeBlanc or me'
this suggests that the narrator is trying to make the reader feel sympathy for him and Francis lacks the confidence to believe that Nicole could be attracted to him.
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'Nicole whispered: stay close to me'
this alludes to the fact that Nicole suspects something negative is going to happen'
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'Saw her face, her eyes. Her hair disheveled, mouth flung open, lips swollen. Cheeks moist with tears. Her white blouse torn'
Francis describes Nicole's appearance after her **** by LaSalle and the word 'white', symbolizes her innocence and her purity.
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“She seemed to exist in a world of her own, like a rare specimen, bird-like and graceful, separate from the rest of the dancers.”
Francis describes Nicole using a simile and he suggests that she is unique, which She is separate – just like him.
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‘dancing in the dark till the tune ends…’
Links to Nicole and the italics empathises something bad is going to happen, as the reader finds out later on in the chapter.
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“I heard a sigh and a sound that could have been a moan and a rustle of clothing.”
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‘a whimpering, like a small animal caught and trapped, moaning distinct now’
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Repetition of ‘ dancing in the dark’
Nicole is feeling a bad sense about LaSalle
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“For one lightning moment, I don’t recognise her… Now her hair is cut short and combed straight and flat… Her cheek-bones are more prominent and her eyes seem to be bigger, I look at her as if studying a painting in a museum.”
Nicole has been physically transformed by her experiences, doesn’t want to be attractive anymore and she is not eating well and Francis still sees her as a work of art
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'Slash of moonlight'
Suggests that Nicole is being hurt
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'White blouse torn'
This is associated with Nicole's purity
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Card 2

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' I never knew love could be so agonizing'

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this is ironic as his love for Nicole does become agony.

Card 3

Front

' I wondered whether she'd been waving at Joey LeBlanc or me'

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

'Nicole whispered: stay close to me'

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

'Saw her face, her eyes. Her hair disheveled, mouth flung open, lips swollen. Cheeks moist with tears. Her white blouse torn'

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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