Speaking of Courage

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Speaking of Courage

Courage can be described as many things. For instance it takes courage to run in to a burning building to save someone. It also takes courage to stand up to someone that has a higher status than oneself, like ones boss. And it takes courage to stick with ones beliefs, when having a hard time, like in “The Rainy River”. I will in this essay write about the language, structure and mood/atmosphere in “Speaking of Courage”; how the language, structure and mood/atmosphere contribute to the reading of the text, the understanding of the protagonist, and how they characterise him.

First, I will write about the language, structure and mood/atmosphere. The language is in general mostly written in description, page144, line 19-15 from the bottom. There is more dialogue on page 150, but that is through an intercom, and that is the only real dialogue there is in this story. The language changes from description to conversation on page 150.The structure is messy in the beginning, like on page 140, there is no structure; it is just a square of text. But the structure changes throughout the story, page 146, the text seems clearer, calmer and more composed; it gets a lot more structure and is more detailed. The story ends abrupt.The mood/atmosphere is calm and relaxed in the start of the story, like on page 139, line 5-10. The mood/atmosphere in the last part of the story has a lot more action and is tenser, compared to the former part, page 147, line 10-21.

Next and finally, I will write how the language, structure and mood/atmosphere contribute to the reading of the text, and the understanding of the protagonist, and how they characterise him. Page 147, “and” is used a lot, and the story becomes annoying to read. The start of the story is messy, there is no structure and that is annoying to read, page 140. The conversation on page 150 is written in small sentences, which creates suspense and makes the reader want to know more....
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