Little Red Riding Hood Extract Analysis

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These 2 extract are extracted from the story Little Red Riding Hood. Extract 1 is in the format of a drama script, extract 2 is in the format of story. I choose these 2 register because they contain more direct conversions and conversions bring words to life. That is interesting to me. The mood system is the particular grammatical structures that are closely associated with the 3 basic functions, which are declaratives, imperatives and interrogatives. And for the Mood, on the other hand, it refers to the subject and finite of a clause and the ordering of it helps realize mood choices. They are somewhat interrelated. From interpersonal perspective, the purposes of communicating is to interact with people, we focus on the sentences. In experiential…show more content…
The mood remains declarative for most of the time to express statement or pass on information, with a predominance of “I” as subject and the finite are evenly distributed between past and present. You can also see there is a complete absence of the mood imperatives below the separation. Imperatives are for giving or command or prompting the addressee to take some kind of actions. The break comes at the end of the first scene, the more powerful figure (mother) has left the story after the first scene and did not return to the story in the extract. This is also the cause of the absence of imperatives afterwards. The writer tries to establish the contact between himself and the reader on a personal level by using more “I”. The focus of the story is also found below the separation, the protagonist’s (Little Red Riding Hood) first encounter of the antagonist (Wolf). However, the changes in Extract 2 don’t cut it in half, it cuts it into 3 pieces just like it has 3 paragraphs. That is because a good story require a stronger structure that link everything together. The last sentence of each cut are transitional in terms of finite and subject, the mood remains to be either declaratives or…show more content…
For interpersonal metafunctions, we can see, in both extract, the use of mood and Mood changes according the paragraphs or changes of scene, or more precisely, the movement of the story plots. And the usage also differ from register to register, for example, the 5 interrogatives in extract 1 and none in extract 2. That is because the big difference in terms of numbers of conversation in both extracts. For experiential metafunctions, we discussed about the correlation between mood and transitivity. There is a stronger tie between declaratives and material processes in extract 2 compare to extract 1 because of the heavy usage of the narrator. There is also difference in the distribution of processes between the 2 register. The main reason causing this is that in a story, you remains in a third-person point, even with a first-person narrative mode, you are limited to only 1 character. On the other hand, you get full access to all the characters in a first-person kind of

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