How the author presents his views

One of your exam questions asks you to focus on how James Rebanks presents his views on the Lake District in the preface to The Shepherd’s Life: A Tale of the Lake District. Rebanks presents his views by using rhetorical devices and forms of appeal that illustrate his main points.

First, Rebanks presents his views by highlighting the clash of opinions between locals and outsiders. Rebanks illustrates the difference of opinions with the help of personal anecdotes, in which he mainly focuses on the clash between local school children and the teachers:

… I argued with our dumbfounded headmaster that school was really a prison and ‘an infringement of my human rights’. He looked at me strangely, and said, ‘But what would you do at home?’ As if this was a...

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