One must endure hardships in order to overcome obstacles in the future.…
One must endure hardships in order to overcome obstacles in the future.
"He did it again and again, until the realization that he was rescuing me only to throw me back into the water took hold"
Walls' use of repetition (by stating over and over her tossing into the water) creates the effect of a prolonged struggle, especially between herself and her father, Rex.
Repetition foreshadows the prolonged struggle that will inevitably continue to plague Jeannette's life until she escapes her parents' poverty-stricken lifestyle.
The use of repetition emphasizes the multiple times that Jeannette has needed to "sink or swim".
Jeannette's point of view enhances her character voice and introduces conflicting perspectives between herself and her father.
"Staggered", "thrashed", and "flailed" show Jeannette's physical suffering that is only seen through her perspective.
The reader is provided an example of hardship to prove that although it was a struggle, it helped Jeannette grow stronger in the end.
Internal conflict between Jeannette and Rex, who have different perspectives on whether or not the throwing was justifiable.
Engages the reader
End of chapter: "What other reason, [Rex] asked, would possibly make him do this?"
Allows the reader to develop and choose their own opinion and mood.
Allows room for some debate between the reader and the author.
Use of multiple senses in descriptions of the setting, plot, and internal conflicts.
Imagery emphasizes the extent of the problems Jeannette faced in her life, leaving the readers to understand that they too can find solutions to their problems.
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