Analysis of figurative speech used by Michael ignatieff to outline the relationship of parent/child in ‘Deficits’
Jaspreet Sudhan 300815607
Professor- Aparna halpe
Running head: DEFICITS 2
This essay analyzes the relationship of a son with his mother who is suffering from dementia and the effect on his family. The essay portrays the issues faced by the writer who cared for his mother during her illness. ‘Deficits’ emphases on the experience of a famous writer and a formal party leader, Michael Ignatieff and his journey as he explains the effects of his mother’s sickness on the relationship and his family. ‘Deficits’ is taken from Scar Tissue, another piece of fictional work by ignatieff which focuses on relationship between a son and his mother suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the disease his own mother suffered and died from. Michael ignatieff has used figurative speech in his story ‘Deficits’. Figurative speech is an expression that uses language in a non-literal way designed to explain a concept further. Figurative speech such as anaphora and metaphors are used by the writer to articulate his feelings and emotions to attract the readers. Focusing more on figurative speech used by ignatieff, the essay gives a brief description of the summary of the essay ‘Deficits’. Therefore, the essay analyzes the expressions used by the writer and its significance on the story. Key words: Alzheimer, relationship, figurative speech, struggled, illness, individual, stages, conversations, experiences, dementia.
Running head: DEFICITS 3
Deficits: analyzing the way Michael ignatieff uses figurative speech to outline the relationship of son/mother in his story ‘Deficits’. Michael ignatieff is a Canadian author and a former politician.