Crow Country Chapter 2

By Abby Ralph

Key events

In this chapter the key events are:


  1. That Sadie finds her last name on the war memorial.
  2. She wishes that she and her mum had stayed in Melbourne, instead of moving out into Boort.
  3. That she wanted to punish her mum by being as miserable as possible.
  4. And that the crow had work for her to do.

Main Characters In This Chapter

Which characters are a part of the action in the chapter?

The main characters in this chapter are.

  1. Sadie:

    She seems like a sassy teenager. “Sadie had stormed out of the house in the middle of an argument with her mother.” Pg. 9 She would prefer to live in Melbourne. “Ellie had dragged Sadie to live in the middle of nowhere without consulting her, and Sadie was determined to punish her by being as miserable as possible. Pg 12.

  2. The Crow: The crow seemes very mysterious, and he has a story for Sadie.
These are the only two characters in the chapter.

Sadie also mentioned some other people:

  1. Her mother, Ellie: Sadie was angry at her mum, for not asking her if she wanted to move.
  2. Her father: Her father left her mum and her.
  3. The kids from school.: All the kids from school thought she was a snob because she came from the city.

The Character

Do we learn significant things about the characters in the chapter? How is their character developed in the chapter?

In this chapter we learn:


  1. That Sadie did not want to move to Boort.
  2. She is angry at her mum for not asking her how she felt about moving to Boort.
  3. She has had a conversation with a crow.
These are a few of the things we learn about Sadie in this chapter.

Themes

The main themes in this chapter are:


  1. Family Relationship
  2. Conflicts
Family Relationship is a main theme because Sadie is thinking about how she and her mum were fighting, because her mum hadn't asked her if she actually wanted to move to Boort, and when they had moved, if she was enjoying it.


Conflict is a main theme because Sadie and her mum were fighting, about moving to Boort.

Language techniques

Some examples of language that is effectively used in this chapter are:


  1. Get a grip. (Page 8. Alliteration.)
  2. The sun slanted into Sadie's eyes. (Page 9. Alliteration.)
  3. Her own surname leaped out at her. (Page 9. Personification.)


These are some examples of language techniques in Chapter 2.

  1. Get a grip. This is an alliteration. 'Get a grip' is an alliteration, because it is repeating the same letter at the beginning of two words. It is having two or more words, in the same phrase, begin with the same letter.
  2. The sun slanted into Sadie's eyes. This is also an alliteration. 'The sun slanted' is an alliteration, because it is a phrase, that has two words beginning with the same letters. It is having two or more words, in the same phrase, begin with the same letter.
  3. Her own surname leaped out at her. This is an example of personification. 'Her surname leaped out at her' is personification because the author has given the object human like features. A surname on the war memorial could not actually leap out at you. It is giving an object or animal human like traits, or features.