Attica Question #9 ~ Writing Style

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Re: Attica Question #9 ~ Writing Style

Unread postby Theresa » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:53 pm

I'm with you, gemini...why was the boretrekker written differently? And I don't know why I mentioned the Removal Firm because they were native Atticans, not children who had stayed in the attic.

But the boretrekker was different. He was a human child who had stayed in the attic, but his story was written in the past tense. So why...definitely bears a bit more thought.

I'm not sure how analytical my poor old mind is...but I do remember having the rule of never mixing your tenses drilled into me in school. So I noticed right away when Garry's writing shifted to present tense.

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Re: Attica Question #9 ~ Writing Style

Unread postby Liz » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:39 pm

Could it be that the boretrekker was a wanderer....that he kept moving, just like the kids. The others either remained in their respective villages or collected things. The only thing wrong with my theory is that boardcombers also moved in search of objects for their collections. Maybe the boretrekker wasn't meant to stay there.
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