Unformatted text preview: Discuss the implications of Alcott's tone in the sketches. Pick one and talk very specifically about the way tone works, and how it effects the meaning(s) of the story Throughout Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott, the narrator’s tone differs from chapter to chapter. Nurse Periwinkle goes from being exited to frustrated to embarrassed and so on. Every chapter focuses on a different event, and every event changes her tone. This paper, however; will be focusing only on the tone set in chapter four, “A Night”. At the beginning of the chapter, Nurse Periwinkle is promoted to the position of night nurse. Her job is to tuck in and watch over the patients. Her tone is anxious and exited as depicted in this quote, “More flattering than the most gracefully turned compliment, more grateful than the most admiring glance, was the sight of those rows of faces,”(31, Alcott). The reader can see that she thoroughly enjoys her job, and adores her patients....
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- Fall '08
- Tone, Louisa May Alcott, Nurse Periwinkle