Because It Is Running

990 Words Feb 6th, 2011 4 Pages
A: Because It Is Running By

”She smelled of soap and gorse flowers, of sunlight and bracken and earth, things living, things dying, things continuing in the same way”. These are the lines which end “Because It Is Running By” written by Jo Lloyd in 2009. In few words the last part of the extract summits the situation of the main character Wil and what the author wishes to criticize. While times go by and things live and die, his social background ties him to the spot where he was born, and he is forced to be the onlooker as things continue in the same way time after time.

”Because It Is Running By” is told by a 3rd person narrator with a limited omniscient point of view starting from the main character Wil. The action takes place
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However, the reason why her leaving troubles him might also be that it emphasizes the difference between them. She has the ability to drop out of college and go to Marrakech while he is trapped in the small society where his family has lived since his grandfather’s time and where he finds the same barmaid and the same people dancing about every time he goes out. Their different situations can be seen in the light of text 4 “ Making the decision to take a gap year” on page 10. In the text in says that the possibility of taking a gap year depends on where you are in life. Whether you are a student without commitment or a person in work with mortgage and family. Edie is free to do whatever she want’s but Wil is committed to his mother and their property. Wil tries to cover the truth to her, and maybe to himself as well, by saying that he could have done college and his A-levels, but the fact of the matter is that he is held prisoner where he is and he is embarrassed of it. Nevertheless this extract on page 2 ll. 25-28 illustrates his desire to pick out indicated by his long look into the distance: “Sometimes, on her way out, she’d see Wil working in the field, planting, digging, stacking boxes of veg into the back of the old van. (…) Sometimes he’d be standing there, one foot on the fork, looking away into the distance, for minutes at a

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