Presentation on theme: "By Ms. L Krieger. CHARACTER SETTING TIME PERIOD DIVISIONS IN SOCIETY (eg: rich vs poor, educated vs unskilled, city vs country, ethnic/nationality divisions."— Presentation transcript:
CHARACTER SETTING TIME PERIOD DIVISIONS IN SOCIETY (eg: rich vs poor, educated vs unskilled, city vs country, ethnic/nationality divisions etc…) SOCIAL POSITION AND EXPECTATIONS OF MEN AND WOMEN INCIDENTS OF: CONFLICT… RULES BEING BROKEN… PROMISES MADE OR BROKEN… CHARACTERS WHO DONT WANT TO DO WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THEM… LOYALTY AMONG FRIENDS/FAMILY… etc.
Example 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Opening sentence of the novel: It is truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of good fortune, must be in want of a wife
The language forms and features in this quote: – high modality (must) – formal language – alliteration – want of a wife – euphemism – a man of good fortune
The combination of the techniques suggest that: everyone knows that in formal, wealthy and cultured society – men are not completely in good fortune unless he has a wife. The quote positions the reader to see (mental visualisation) an image of wealthy, formal, cultured men from a time prior to the 20th Century. Perhaps an image of the upper class 19th century Englishman.
The opening line immediately positions the reader to make the: cultural assumption that – in the context of the novel – a wealthy man needs a wife; and that everyone knows this to be true social assumption that wealthy men are not completely successful unless they possess a wife. Conversely, it suggests that poor men dont need a wife. Historical assumption, these social and cultural ideas were the accepted and expected norms in society.