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How Mediums Affect the MessageJake GoldmanDr.A.BrodeENG3UVJuly 13, 2018
Medium #1- Secret Path Song(s)The song is explicitly describing what Gord Downie thought Chaniemust have been thinking to himself as he was walking along the traintracks, after he had escaped the residential school.
Medium #1 continuedThe song is implicitly conveying to the audience the emotions ofChanie as he was walking. The slow pace of the first song allows theaudience to understand the message better. The song sounds very sad,scared, and makes your feel alone.When Downie wrote the song hewanted the listener to understand how Chanie felt.
Medium #2- Visual/ Animated elements of thesecret pathThe visual medium of the “The Secret Path” explicitly showed twotimelines. The first shows the point of view of Chanie as he was walkingdown the “Secret Path”. The second timeline showed what happenedbefore, which led up to Chanie’s escape.
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