Her thoughts where she sympathises with the narwhales
"Intelligent creatures, their senses are keen and they talk to one another"
"Their hearing is particularly developed"
"Narwhals circled in the fjord"
"Methodically passing each other by"
All these portray an image of beautiful and graceful creatures of the ocean.
"My heart also urged to dive to leave to survive"
Use of a list of three, this emphasises her desperation that the Narwhal stays safe.
Linguistic Techniques to describe the Arctic.
"Evening light was turning butter gold"
Metaphor - Makes us imagine the beautiful light
Metaphor - This conveys the beauty and majesty of the area.
"Hunters spread like a net around the sound"
"Catching the light in a spetural play of colour"
Lots of description very early on in the extract building up an image of the arctic being a magical beautiful place.
"Michevious tricks of the shifting light"
Personification of the light, the light cant really play tricks.
"Soft billows of smoke from a lone hunters pipe"
Image of peace and calm.
"My heart leapt for both hunter and narwhal"
Metaphor - which describes her emotions and her conflicting feelings.
People interesting adventure and travel.
To inform and entertain
Powerful final sentence "Hunting is still an absolute necessity in Thule"
Short sentence and to the point suggesting the writer realises the necessity of hunting and accepts it despite her feelings for the narwhal.
In the passage we never find out whether the hunter has killed the narwhal.
The main thread of the story is how Kari Herbert feels a dilemma of thoughts (On the side of the whale vs the side of the hunters).
Her thoughts where she sympathises with the hunters.
"Climate prohibits growth of vegetable and fruit"
This shows the harsh environment
"Narwhal is an essential contributor to the survival of the hunters"
"Two hours after the last of the hunters had returned and eaten, Narwhal was spotted again"
This shows how the hunters have to work really hard over a long period of time to catch their food.
Reference to "flimsy kayak", "could easily be capsized and drowned", "no rifle only one harpoon" and "a full hardy exercise".
This tells us that Kari sympathises with the danger and the difficulty that hunters have and the risks that they are taking to try and get food.
"nor do they kill for sport"
"they use every part of the animals that they kill"
They are not wasteful
Shows that they are not destructive and they are doing it for survival
"Only 1 annual supplies ship"
This shows that hunters are therefore forced to hunt for food.