Richard is sent to religios school. His Aunt Addie is his teacher. From the first day Aunt Addie and Richrd are enemies. One day Aunt Addie accuses Richard of what( that?) he didnt do. She thinks that he left trash on the floor and punishes him. At home she wants to beat him again, but Richard stands up for himself with a knife.
In the following will be analyzed how a vivid impression of scene is created. In doing so the narrator perspektive and Richrds character will be focused on.
The extract is written from a first person narrator perspektive which can be seen by the use of the pronoun „I“ in sentens like. „ I looked...“ Through the use of the first person narrator perspektive the reader is informed from the point of view of Richard, the main character, and only gets information filtered through his eyes. The reader gets to know about his feelings, thoughts and actions only. Because of this the reader tends to identify with the main character and feels sympathy and empathy for him.
Richard is characterized by the use of direct and indirect characterisation. Hereafter wil be considered a indirect characterisation. „ I did not move....“ shows his recurtance to be punished for that(what?) he didnt do. „ I held out my hand...“ informs the reader that Richard is very daring and resolute boy, who want justice. The extract on the page 55, line 2-7 tells to the reader, that despite the false accusations he does not say who did it, because Richard is not traitor. Through this a vivid impression of the scene is created.
Dear Diary, I want to tell you about today. Today was a very bad day. At school Aunt Addie accused me of that I didnt do. She thought that I left trash on the floor, but I didnt eat the walnuts! And besides I could prove it, because my walnuts were in my poket. She would not listen and beat my. Unjust. I decided for myself, that I would not be beaten by her again. It is very unpleasant to be punished for nothing. Hen Aunt Addie came home, she wanted to beat me again. I was very afraid but told her, she doesnt dare to beat me. She beat me and I began to defend. I took a knife and said, that I will kill her, if she didnt leave me. Dear Diary, believe me, I eas ready to do it! My mother and grandmother heard our fight. They were angry. I tried to explain, but they would not listen. Why doesnt my mother my to listen? Doesnt trust my? It is very insulting.