In the second chapter of First Love Vladimir takes a walk past the borders of the garden. The surprising part is that he was carrying a gun with him. As he walked past the borders, he saw a girl with a small group of males gathered around her. Her delicate features were what drew his attention. A lot of the wording from this chapter was romantic and borderline sexual. It helped intensify the transfer of feelings from the character onto the reader. The other characters were brought to life with descriptions that held words like mobile, eager, and phrases like “eyes that devoured”. This provided the other male characters with a more masculine appearance in the reader’s mind’s eye. At the end of the chapter, the feelings of rejection by everyone including the girl are portrayed through softer words and phrases, and in the attitude between Vladimir and his father and his neighbor in their interactions as he travels home. It’s interesting to me how all the male characters except for Vladimir have masculine descriptions and actions, but most of the parts of the story involving Vladimir, have effeminate words to frame what is happening within the story. So that’s all I have for chapter two. Chapter three is coming up later today. Thanks!
p.s. Sorry it seems like tumblr didn’t post the text last friday, so here it is. Luckily I save it in another file :)