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A passage to Africa Group c
audience, purpose, genre
Purpose: to show the world what was going on in Somalia. To show everyone that there is a civil war going on and people are suffering through many difficulties.
The quick and snappy structure instantly makes the audience forget the negativity and deaths. The smile brings happiness which juxtaposes to the dying families. The writer was drawn by a smile and made him question his environment, not death and suffering.
The rhetorical question engages with the audience as it makes them interested and wonder why a smile caught the attention of the write in the midst of death and suffering
it is a question from George and also acts like a question from the reader as the reader has the same question in their mind
"what was it about that smile?"
"How should I feel to be standing there so strong and confident?"
The rhetorical question is directed to people with more power and strength. The people who stood watching the Somali fall to their death from hunger.
"hungry, lean, scared and betrayed"
Hungry has connotations of starving children who have been abandoned and deserted by their loved ones
harsh description of people suffering
it was the smell that drew me to her doorway;
the use of 5 senses - vivid imagery in the readers mind. Makes us imagine how awful and strong the smell would be
shocking is like a craving for drug
shows how they are addicted to it and they keep on wanting more and more images of people suffering.
Also suggest how this profession of journalism can be harmful mentally like drugs
Shows the desperation and need to help them survive
Quote: "no rage, no whimpering"
Shows that Amina died without suffering but starvation is suffering.
the word "no" shows the simplicity of her death and that there were no emotions
Rule of 3
"simple, frictionless, motionless"
The use of the repetition brings emphasis and clearly shows how terrible the people are suffering
"Habiba had died"
The short sentence shows how brief people reacted to her death using this short sentence it gives off as if dying is normalised and as if it happens all the time , and it’s kind of emotionless because usually something to do with death has an explanation and more effort into it but here it’s just saying she died.
shows the simplicity of her death and how it was normal
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"And then there was the face I will never forget."
it highlights the fact that he saw a face that he will never forget. gives importance
grabs the readers attention and the readers will want to know who is this 'one face' out of thousands.
"By the time Amina returned, she had only one daught"
The slight pause from the comma shows the short moment where Habiba died
The United Nations authorized Italy to take over Somalia (without having thought of how they would react)
The Somalis could not have control over their control yet they suffered the most leaving most of their citizens starving to death