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Rabbits – by Dorothy Nimmo
The short story is about to sisters who are sitting in the orchard garden and having a tea party. Both of them Katy and Ellen has been given a china rabbi by their uncle. Kate who is elder by two years has gotten a blue rabbit; Ellen has gotten a brown one. Kate Manipulate her sister to give her the rabbit she had been giving. Then Katy wants her own rabbit back, and somehow gets it again.
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The text “Rabbits” take place in a summerhouse orchard (frugthave), the story is not real but could be something happening in real life. In the text, the girls are not only in the summerhouse but also some other place ex. The shed. We do not hear about the social environment in the text. The text is describe detailed and we get a sort of an imagination of the place the two sisters are staying in. Their surroundings makes the story peaceful and idyllic. (Does it reveal anything about the characters’ feelings? Not answered yet).
Characters
In the story, there are two characters involved two sisters, Kate and Ellen. We know that Kate is two years older than her sister Ellen is. Kate is the dominating sister, who is able to manipulate Ellen. From Ellen’s point of view, Kate is described as a Clever, naughty, pretty, talkative, lovable and most importantly older then she is (Page 1 line 16-17). We do not get the age of the two girls, but I would say that Kate is 8-9 years old. Kate is very aware of herself and manipulative against her little sister Ellen. The way she speaks to Ellen characterize the way a bully would act. She seems to enjoy nagging on Ellen, she calls her fat when she is eating redcurrants and threatens her to tell their mom. Kate knows that she has the “power” over Ellen, and uses it for her own amusement. Ex. (page 3, line 4) “Kate smiled, conscious of her power”.
Ellen is two years younger than her sister is, we do not…...

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