Literature, control session, 2004 - 2005.
Read the passage carefully and answer the following questions separately.
Soon after, I started to menstruate, and I stopped playing marbles. I never saw the Red Girl again. For reason not having to do with me, she had been sent to Anguilla live with her grandparents and finish her schooling. The night of the day I heard about it, I dreamed of her. I dreamed that the boat on which she been travelling suddenly splintered in the middle of the sea, causing all the passengers to drown expect for her, whom I rescued in a small boat. I took her an island, where we lived together forever, I suppose, and fed on wild pigs and the sea grapes. At night, we would sit on the sand and watch ships filled with people on a cruise stream by. We sent confusing signals to the ships, causing them to crash on nearby rocks. How we laughed as their cries of joy turned cries of sorrow.
- Relate the passage to the novel as a whole.
- The dream helps the protagonist to flee her reality. Explain the functional use of the dream in the novel.
- Comment on the narrative style of this passage.