AP Exam Essay #1

AP Exam Essay #1 - strong stupid docile obedient.” The...

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AP Exam Essay #1 Emily Rushton 4/19/07 6 th hour College English Read the passage below and write an essay discussing how the characterization in the passage reflects the narrator’s attitude toward McTeague. In your essay, consider such elements as diction, tone, detail, and syntax. The narrator’s attitude toward McTeague is somewhat insulting but wavers throughout the article. He/ She uses a condescending tone when describing McTeague’s mind, “his mind was like his body, heavy, slow to act, sluggish… he was immensely
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Unformatted text preview: strong, stupid, docile, obedient.” The narrator then goes on to talk about McTeague’s profession as a dentist. The details about McTeague’s aspirations to have an elaborate sign for his dentistry business, when he is more successful, show the authors belief in his aspirations and level of dedication to his job. The narrators wavering tone throughout the article takes away from his/her credibility, and shows the narrators ineffective writing style and inability to characterize the personality of McTeague....
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