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Linguistic Analysis: Essay One [ungraded, 2000/2001]

Image of the first marked page of Chris Larham's linguistic analysis of an excerpt from John Pilger's 'Heroes' [ungraded, 2000/2001].

The tone of the piece relates the feelings of some White Americans towards the Indians; a general lack of respect is apparent early on, reflected through the absence of serious thought for the Indians. Through the re-telling of the ‘Colonel Kit Carson’ tale, Pilger puts across the idea that Indians are second-class citizens – that they deserve to feel ‘ignominy’ and terrible living conditions: this was the army officer’s view, obviously. Throughout history there has been disdain for the Indians.[…]

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