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Unformatted text preview: 2. To explain 3. Although the main character is now married to someone of higher social status, the author wants to make sure that the readers know that the main character is not of very high status. 1. “ ‘I love bathing. As long as the currents are not too strong. Is the bathing safe in the bay?’ Nobody answered, and I realized suddenly what I had said. My heart thumped, and I felt my cheeks go flaming red. I bent down to stroke Jasper’s ear, in an agony of confusion.” 2. To emphasize 3. Something obviously happened with the bay that makes it a very uncomfortable situation. Although the author doesn’t tell the reader why, this bay is important....
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- Spring '11
- English, English-language films, The Reader, main character, Status attainment, Sharon Barazani