Social Difference In Maeve Binchy's Brixon

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The text Brixton, written by Maeve Binchy shows what social difference can have effect on. Sandy Ring, who has moved from Wales to Brixton to work in hospital, because she was trying to leave a lost relationship. She is looking for housing at the hospital and notices one notice offering accommodation to the east of Clapham in section SW9, which is Brixton. She gets in contact with potential roommate and finds out she is a black Jamaican woman; her name is Wilma Ring. Even though the place is disordered and not very luxurious, she decides to move in because of the low-rent and the rules of the house. Sandy Ring thinks Wilma works too hard to ever have fun and laugh, this creates the main event in story – the clash of their expectations of life…show more content…
The most important form of telling the story remains as dialogue. The author also uses different types of language for each person, to describe their background – with for example slang “That’s not a bad rent for a flat for two. You ain’t seen it, lady” Being a clear indication that Wilma is from an environment where slang is commonly used. An important detail is the way the characters communicate with each other during their argument. Almost sounding like witnessing an argumentative debate. Without writing much about the feelings on the characters – yet we understand their feelings based upon their way of arguing. “I see, said Sandy, who didn’t see at all” is one of the most important lines in the entire text, being the biggest example of the theme of the story. The theme of different life styles. It shows their incompatibility to understand each other’s choices in life choices. “But she would leave, she would leave soon. Without proper explanation” also being an example of people not being able to handle differences. It’s not about colour, race or cultural differences, but the difference in choices we make. That is what made them different to each
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