Danny the Champion of the World Literary Elements

Danny the Champion of the World Literary Elements

Genre

Adventure, children's story

Setting and Context

England, 1975

Narrator and Point of View

Danny is the narrator

Tone and Mood

Light-hearted, comedy

Protagonist and Antagonist

Danny is the protagonist, Mr Hazell is the antagonist

Major Conflict

Danny and his father stealing the pheasants to disrupt the hunting competition

Climax

The pheasants are taken by Danny and his father and they go on to discuss poaching trouts instead

Foreshadowing

Danny foreshadows meeting a fake person like Mr Hazell when he states "when someone smiles at you but his eyes stay the same. It's sure to be a phony.”

Understatement

Danny and his father's harmless prank takes a turn for the worse when six of the pheasants die from overdose.

Allusions

Refernces to the social elite are made through the distinction of Mr Hazell to Danny and his father.

Imagery

Danny and his father are potrayed as being harmless torublemakers. Mr Hazell is potrayed as being a strict, conservative man.

Paradox

The relationship between Mr Hazell and Danny and is father is at a paradox because the two are so different .

Parallelism

There is a parellism between Danny and his father when his father states 'We men are not so very different from the bullfrog.” This suggests both are loving people.

Metonymy and Synecdoche

N/A

Personification

The caravan is a personification for Irish Gypsies.

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