English Literature Prose - The Enemy
Terms in this set (4)
Water - essay about drowning, "water was pouring down my face" - symbolises life, yet he drowns in it, which represents the oppression and struggle
Wall - "the walls were knocked down" - symbolises the end of tension and misunderstanding between him and the mother
Gravity,Colours and God was his real father. These things show the bond between the father and son and how much different it is between their relationship and other relationships
- familial relationship
- fear of unknown
"I had always consider this woman, my mother, as the enemy" - distancing technique, but also suggests permanence of their hatred"
"A man", "the man"- symbolises the fear of unknown
"I chose my mother and crayons" - represents his naivety as a child and emphasizes strong bond between the boy and the father
"I was prepared to drown rather than dishonour myself by obeying" - shows his rebellious character and reluctance to change how things are, so maybe this tension is comforting for him?
"I had forgotten my father, and I had begun to look upon myself ass the boy who had no father, It seemed natural"
"...just to enjoy that moment, and to see again my mother's tears."- shows evolution of his character