Before reading the novel excerpt "Nervous Conditions" (pp. 320-324), consider the following:
- In the first reading, concentrate on "what" - what is being told, what happens, what sort of people do you meet, what sort of place is it happening in.
- In your second reading, give more thought to "how" – how does the writer present the action, the characters and the setting of the narrative. Here you will find that some of the terminology we have learned can be useful. But remember – every narrative is unique and needs to be approached differently.
"Girl in Red" (Tilly Willis)