follows it into the darkness of the woods where The light grew darker but my

Follows it into the darkness of the woods where the

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follows it into the darkness of the woods where, “The light grew darker, but my creature glowed (Phillips 42)”. The author is showing how much the narrator marvels at the monster, going so far as to blindly pursue it. The subtle transition to the use of a possessive pronoun in this scene shows that the narrator is becoming attached to the monster, as if it were a property that belonged to them and no other. It is no longer revolted at the sight of a rodent, but rather it is enthralled at the sight of it. Similar to how the monster possesses human attributes, the narrator shares attributes with the monster, or rather they used to. What used to be shared was instinct, it’s vaguely familiar to the narrator, and explains why they are so persistent to follow the monster. Connoting the monster to this lost instinct depicts the narrator’s desire to reminisce with the lost sensation, making it even more alluring to them. In using connotation, Phillips utilizes the narrator’s curiosity to lull them into a false sense of security, which results in the narrator getting harmed The author’s use of irony dramatically changes the tone of the narrator from curious to
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