SOURCE. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
PUBLICATION DATE. It was published 1998.
TYPE OF WRITING. Extract from a book.
HEADING. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
MAIN IDEA. The subject matter is about when Harry Potter comes back to the Dursleys residence once again to live there for the summer.
INFORMATION PRSENTED ABOUT THE AREA OF STUDY.
Similes E.g. ???breathing like a winded rhinocerous??? or ???treat him like a bomb that might go off at any moment??? or ???like a dog that had rolled in something smelly.???
Emotive language E.g. ???roared??? ???pounding???
Antithesis of the Dursleys and Harry??™s look
Symbolism of Harry??™s scar
Dursleys don??™t remember Harry??™s Birthday ? Harry feels unimportant
Lives in abusive environment ? doesn??™t belong
Antithesis of Harry and Dursleys ? further depicts a sense of not belonging for Harry
Harry believes he brings ???of deepest shame??? to the Dursleys
Harry feels a sense of belonging to Hogwarts and everything about it
???Harry had taken up his place at wizard school??? ? ???his place??? shows that he belongs to a particular place.
*PURPOSE*. The writer, J.K. Rowling wrote this extract to allow the audience to share the experience
*THE* RESPONDER or AUDIENCE. The author is writing to the general public as the register of the text is simple but yet descriptive and vivid.
LANGUAGE. The language used is objective, descriptive and colloquial.
PERSONAL RESPONSE. It made me think about Harry not belonging with his family but actually feeling greater sense of belonging to his friends and the wizard world.
LINK TO THE AREA OF STUDY.