Graham Greene “I Spy”

Topics: Character, Mother, Protagonist Pages: 2 (501 words) Published: December 18, 2012
Стилистический анализ текста: Graham Greene “I Spy”

The text under stylistic analysis “I Spy” is written by Graham Greene in the style of fiction. It deals with author’s feelings and emotions about relations at school, relations in the family.

The main theme of the story is how main character of the story Charlie Stowe was able to steal some of his father’s stock - a packet with cigarettes from his father’s shop, with the purpose to prove his classmates that he is not a little boy.

The idea of the story is that real parents should pay enough attention to their children, to bring them up properly in order that there wasn’t conflict’s in their family.

So in the beginning of the story we have an exposition, where we get to know about the main character Charlie Stowe; the time of the seen is night. Charlie Stowe waited in his bedroom until he heard his mother snore. Then we got to know that it was the time of war, as ’searchlight passed across the sky,… seeking enemy airship’. Then Charlie draught the thought the cracks in the window frame.

We have a detached construction in the second paragraph from the world ‘But the thought of the tobacconist’s shop…’ where author pays our attention to the fact that Charlie wanted to smth with it. then we see that he was 12 years old and that boys at “County school” nocked at him because he had never smoked a cigarette. The author uses periphrases concerning to cigarettes “The packet were piled twelve deep below”. The cigarettes were called Gold Flake and Players.

The author compares his father’s “little shop” with the Reszke, Abdulla, Woodbines which under a “thin haze” of “stale smoke” - epithet, which disguise his crime. To point out a steal author uses parallel construction “his crime”, “it was a crime”. Then author tells us Charlie didn’t love him at all, to prove it Graham Greene uses comparison: he was unreal to him, a wraith, pale. thin, and indefinite - all this is the enumeration. To show us the...
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