October 21, 2021•476 words
Outline two ways in which Pilkington gives you a sense of perspective in the first 8 lines of the text? [2 marks]
Two ways Pilkington gives you a sense of perspective in the first 8 lines is by using descriptive language and by stating a personal connection.
Identify two ways in which the author makes the description of the toad killings memorable. [2 marks]
Two ways in which the author makes the description of the toad killings memorable is by using a sense of humour and also the unexpected use of an everyday object.
3.Select two examples of humour from the text and analyse the effect of each on the reader. [4 marks]
One example of humour that is used in the text is, “They had big black scorpions, snakes, worms and locusts all laid out like they were queuing to get on Noah’s Ark.” Using this joke gives the effect to the reader that eating insects is an insane craving in China and that everyone wants to do it. Another example of how humour is used in the text is, "I ate one of my five twix bars and another packet of monster munch. I should've brought more." The effect of using this joke is that it shows Pilkington's ignorance and lack of cultural appreciation.
Outline two ways in which sound plays a role in this scene. (Do not include comments on the use of voice-over here). [2 marks]
Two ways in which sound plays a role in this scene is that it helps create a chaotic and unusual atmosphere.
What is the overall effect of the voice-over in this extract? Select two examples of voice over commentary and analyse their effect on the viewer. [4 marks]
The overall effect of the voice-over in this extract is that it shows how opinionated he is how the food. For example when he says that restaurants in UK would be closed down if they saw a cockroach in the kitchen but in China they eat it as a snack. Another example of how the voice over is being used in this scene is in 2:05-2:06, this is when the fetus egg is being shown and the voice-over says “oh god”. The effect this had on the viewer is that it makes them feel like they can relate to the voice-over, it is as if the voice-over is their own thoughts.
Outline two ways in which Pilkington makes the scorpion eating scene humorous through his spoken language in the scene. Give an example of each. [4 marks]
Two ways in which Pilkington makes the scorpion eating scene humorous through his spoken language in the scene is by changing the tone in his voice and also by him using slang which he would normally not use in the situation he is in.