Flashcards in The Manhunt Deck (10):
Who’s perspective is it written by?
What is it about?
A soldier who a returned home from war with serious injuries, and how he has coped with the physical and mental effects.
What are the themes?
What does the repetition of ‘only then’ show.
That it has took time for him to allow her to discover him again. Also that it has been a slow step by step process.
What does the quote ‘the frozen river which ran through his face’ show?
Metaphor- shows the scar the bullet has left and the path it had made. The scar shows the physical side of his injury.
What does ‘the damaged porcelain collar bone’ show.
A elaborate metaphor used to describe his injuries. Shows how fragile and delicate he is.
What does ‘the parachute silk of his punctured lung’ show?
Shows how delicate and fragile his lung is. The ‘parachute’ also links with the military and war.
What does the quote ‘feel the hurt of his grazed heart’ show?
Wounded- painful. BOTH mental and physical injuries. It could also show the strain on the relationship and how it was hard to keep loving/ supporting him when he wasn’t acting himself.
What does ‘then, and only then, did I come close’ show?
Shows the enduring strength of their relationships even in the most traumatic circumstances.
Ends abruptly- reconnecting.