‘It was raining hard again, and great, bruise-coloured clouds hung low over the copse.’
- What atmosphere does this set?
- What does it tell us about Hooper’s state of mind?
What do you learn about the two boys? Compare the two characters.
- Answer in at least 2 paragraphs;
- Use at least 1 quotation for each boy;
- Make interpretations about their characters.
Challenge: comment on the writer’s use of language to present the two characters.