Write About the Significance of Descriptive Language as It Is Used by Sebastian Faulks in Birdsong
Cange; during the whole description, the reader knows the violence and destruction that is about to take place there, and I think that it really contrasts with the more peaceful and calm tone that Faulks is using, for example, when he says “Behind the gardens, the River Somme broke into the small canals which were the picturesque feature of the Saint‐Leu”. I think that this symbolizes the dramatic changes that are constantly taking place throughout the novel. Another example of Faulks using description to foreshadow events, and I think in this case also represent underlying feelings and relationships is the rather detailed description of the Azaire’s home, and the impression it has on Stephen.
For example, he describes the front of the house as having “a strong and formal front”; I think that not only is it describing the bold and almost domineering and aggressive stance the house has, but it could also represent Azaire and his constant longing for power and control, and thirdly, I think that the word “front” is also a very key part of the sentence, because you could read it as meaning “act” which would then represent the “strong and