Dr Jekyll And Hyde Language Analysis

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In chapter’s five to eight, Hyde maintains simple word choice, phrases, proverbs and vivid descriptions to elaborate on significant aspects of his childhood memories as a Creole boy growing up in Old Belize. In these chapters, Hyde continues to narrate his memoir with the use of Creole and English language to give his readers an insight into the Hyde’s family traditions and beliefs. Due to the fact that he maintains simple word choice blended with adjectives and figurative language, he creates this playful, innocent mood and effect throughout the chapters. In chapter five, Hyde uses a lot of descriptive words to describe his genealogy and family members. For example, Hyde uses the words “proverbial silver spoon,” to describe the economic status of his Granny Eva (Hyde, 67). From the use of those words, Hyde paints this image that Granny Eva was wealthy beyond measure and lived a comfortable life. He also maintains the use of descriptive adjectives when he describes his…show more content…
“She was like a factory with the little snappers. She fed an entire fish head and a sizable portion of the shoulders to a school of piranhas that resided in the caverns of her mouth,” the quotes shows a comparison of aunt Maggie’s eating of fish to that of piranhas, which are a group of ruthless fishes (Hyde, 94). Hyde uses the Creole language to narrate a favorite past time of the Hyde’s family traditions on Spanish Cay. On Sundays, the children were given that opportunity to entertain the adults and they used songs, skits and poems. All these things were conducted in Creole, which Hyde narrates to keep the essence of the meaning. “Ma, wahn man mi gat wahn monkey, tie up pahn wahn string. The monki bos di string an gaahn,” is an example of how Hyde infuses the Creole language into his memoir to keep the essence of the past time activity and tradition in his family (Hyde,
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