Comments Off on Word Craft – A Sunrise on the Veld – Doris Lessing

incredulous – A person or something unable or unwilling to believe something. In relation to the context of the short story this occurs when the boy finds the deer being eating alive he confirms with himself over and over that it was not his fault. It was natures way and he should not interrupt it.

Vigilant – Keeping a careful watch for danger, the context for this is found when the boy is sleeping but his mind is watching all movements around him like a hawk.

Eternity – Eternity is related to the context of the story when the boy acts hubris about himself and how he can run for an eternity.

Foliage – This is the build up of leaves, trees and other debris. When the boy goes walking through the dark tunnel of foliage.

Triumph – This means a great victory or achievement.  The boy feels triumphant, hubris and even in control over mother nature.



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