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 Task: Characterise the narrator in the first paragraph.
The first-person narrator of the short story seems like an active character. Accord
 Task: Characterise the narrator in the first paragraph.
The first-person narrator of the short story seems like an active character. Accord
 Task: Characterise the narrator in the first paragraph.
The first-person narrator of the short story seems like an active character. Accord
 Task: Characterise the narrator in the first paragraph.
The first-person narrator of the short story seems like an active character. Accord
 Task: Characterise the narrator in the first paragraph.
The first-person narrator of the short story seems like an active character. Accord
 Task: Characterise the narrator in the first paragraph.
The first-person narrator of the short story seems like an active character. Accord

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Task: Characterise the narrator in the first paragraph. The first-person narrator of the short story seems like an active character. According to her outer characterisation she is s woman who lives in London (I. 2). The narrator describes herself as a typical Londoner, namely as an unsociable person: "I'm not in the habit of making friends of strangers. I´m a Londoner. Not even little grey-haired old ladies passing comments about the weather can shame a response from me" (II. 1-4). Also, she seems like an unfriendly and vulnerable person. The author wanted to clarify the narrator's attitude. It is clear that the narrator will make an exception to her habit of not talking to strangers. Comparative essay Task: compare how the both characters life. The short story "loose change" by Andrea Levy presents the story of the female narrator and her encounter with an immigrant girl who needs a place to sleep. In the following in want to compare how different the both characters (Laylor and the narrator) now life and grew up In the short story we meet the narrator who is helped out by a foreign woman, called Laylor, in the restroom at a gallery when she was in need of coins (I. 14). She´s grown up in a European city...

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culture, where people are minding their own business (I. 1). She describes herself as a "Londoner" (I. 2), which involves being careless, rejecting and unfriendly. "Not even little grey-haired old ladies passing comment about the weather can shame a response from me.” (I. 2-4). As a result of that unfriendliness, the narrator is not good at expressing her feelings. According to her outer characterisation, her grandmother immigrated to the UK from the Caribbean (I. 196). She is a "single mother with a young son" (l. 175 f.). The description of her house suggests that she lives in comfortable conditions: “I had three warm bedrooms, one of them is empty” (1.218). Laylor is the second important character in the short story. She is only presented from the narrator subjective perspective. She is a political refugee from Uzbekistan (I. 89). Her parents, who were journalists, got arrested. In order to live safely, her parents' friends arranged passports and a flight to England for them (I. 150-155). Other than the narrator, they are homeless and poor and on top they don't know anybody so they had to sleep on the streets "in the shelter of a square, covered in blankets, on top of some cardboard" (l. 159-161). The narrator claims, that she "smelt of mildwed" (I. 185). She talks with disgust about Laylor "dragging that awful stink into my kitchen” (I. 187 f.). This indicates the narrator's arrogant view. She feels superior to Laylor because of her unattractive look (1. 20ff.) and describes her as something from a Tom and Jerry's cartoon. All in all, one can see the worlds unfair treatment of people. One can see how privileged the narrator lives and how she makes excuses to not helping Laylor, who actually needs help. However, one can see that they have many similarities like their immigrational background and the fact, that they both are in the need of help. On the other side, there shown many differences in the short story as well. They were born in different places, what made them grew up differently and even though Laylor helped the narrator, the narrator refuses to help Laylor. Analysis ,,Loose Change "by Andrea Levy The short story "loose change" by Andrea Levy presents the story of the female narrator who is helped out by another foreign woman in the bathroom when she needs coins for the tampon machine, while all other woman in there just leave. In the following I will analyse the development of the narrator's attitude towards the woman in the course of the story. The short story "Loose change" by Andrea Levy is told by a first-person point of view which is very detailed. This is why the reader can only perceive what she feels or experiences in the story. The author uses a simple language. She applies plenty of humour and uses many similes. An example is the reference to "as mournful as a glumkid at a party” (I. 64 f.). There are two main Characters in the short story: The narrator, who is described as an unsociable and vulnerable person. Laylor on the other hand is a friendly, fiving and openhearted refugee from Uzbekistan. The story presents a single event in the live of a female narrator. The rising action describes her interaction with the girl. The first impression about Laylor wasn't the best. She encounter the girl horrified and with disgust, because of the way she looks: "I could see the lines of black hair, like magnetised iron fillings, tumbling across her eyes and almost joining above her nose" (1.20 f.). She also compares her with a Tom and Jerry's cartoon character because of her "wilde and black eyes [...], round face with such a solid jawline.” (I. 24 f.). After not being able to get some change for Laylor, she decides to offer the girl a cup of tea. The narrator starts to feel pity for the girl, after noticing her encircled eyes (I. 63). In the café the narrator wants to drink her tea: "but she [...] put her sup to the edge of the table and swept the sugar into it with the side of her hand. The rest detritus that was in the tabletop fell into it the tea as well" (I. 108 f.). The narrator claims, that her action makes her sick (I. 112). After Laylor tells the narrator she's homeless and poor, the narrator clearly shown her discomfort in the situation. "This young woman was desperate for help" (l. 171), This line shows how much the narrator cares about Laylor in this moment. This is related to the good live the narrator ahs compared to Laylor. The author uses the word “cunningly” (I. 172) what means, that the main character at the same time feels like Laylor is playing a trick with her. Continuing the author feels upset and disgusted about the thought to have Laylor at her home: "My life was hard enough without this stranger tramping through it. She smelt of mildewed washing. Imagine her dragging that awful stink into my kitchen” (I. 184 f.). Furthermore, she even wants to get rid of her (I. 183). As sson as the narrator remembers her own emigrational background according to her grandmother, she remembers the man that helped her grandmother in need. When Laylor gets emotional thinking about her mother and that she'll never see her again, the narrator wants Laylor to feel safe and welcome. That's why she sums up Situations about helping her. But in the end, the narrator decides to leave the café and Laylor on her own (I. 239). All in all, it seems like the narrator is very moody, and can't some up with a decision of helping Laylor or not. It seems like the narrator has an inner conflict and can´t came up with an answer. Task: Outline the course of events that lead to the narrator's inner conflict. The short story "Loose change" by Andrea Levy presents the story of the female narrator and her encounter with an immigrant girl who needs a place to sleep. In the following I want to outline the course of events that lead to the narrator's inner conflict about helping Laylor or not. Firstly, once the narrator realized the girl's situation, her discomfort became obvious. She didn't know how to help, and honestly had her own problems to worries about. The narrator was talking about being a single mother with a young son and with barely any free time. She claims. That there are other people or even charity's that are able and willing to help Laylor. Moreover, she started to sum up reasons for not helping Laylor such as the girl smearing her white linen. Furthermore, she asked herself how she can get rid of her. But then there is a plot twist. The narrator remembers her own emigrational background according to ger grandmother. She also remembers about the good Samaritan that helped her grandmother in need. Following she was convinced to help Laylor. The narrator talks about making her dinner and hot cocoa. At this point she expresses thoroughly how badly she feels for this poor girl's situation. The narrator's thoughts seem to conflict, that she can't even came up with an answer about her course of action. Exact this behaviour of being unable to take a course of action. Leads to the narrators decisions to remove herself from the situation and pretend that it didn't even happened. The narrator leaves the situation right before she can get responsive for the girl. Meaning of the title: The title "Loose change" illustrates the relationship between Laylor and the narrator. It symbolize the small mount of money that means nothing to the narrator compared to Laylor whom the money is all that her and her brother have left. Loose Change Task: Comment on the behaviour of the woman leaving Lalor back in the café. The short story "Loose Change" by Andrea Levy presents the story of the female narrator who is helped out by another foreign woman in the bathroom when she needs coins for the tampon machine, while all other woman in there just leave. The narrator wants to give the girl named Laylor back her money and invites her for a cup of tea. In the café, the narrator learns about Laylors situation and started seeing her from a different perspective. Although the narrator thinks about how she can help Laylor and her brother, remembering her own emigrational background, she then leaves the café and Laylor again on their own. In the following I'm going to comment on the narrator's behaviour of leaving Laylor back in the café. In the end of the story the climax discovers an interesting plot twist. "Then standing straight I walked on. Not back to Laylor but up the stairs to the exit” (I. 239 f.). You can clearly see the contrast between the narrator's thoughts and actions. Earlier she thought "All Laylors grandchildren would know my name" (l. 230). Describing her emotional state connected to her grandmother's immigration, the narrator is placing her obligation on Laylor (I. 172). She sums up situations about helping her and let her feel safe and welcome (I. 218 ff.). This is why it is not comprehensible why the narrator chooses to behave that way. Possible is, that her thoughts started to conflict and she can´t even came up with an answer about her course of action. This leads to her decision of removing herself from the situation and pretend it didn't even happen, before she gest to involved in Lalor's fate. One can say, that she had the chance to get out of her comfort zone and help Laylor. Like she described her grandmother's good Samaritan (I. 203), he only offered her a warm bed for the night and gave her his number afterwards, but he saved her life. The narrator had the chance to, but decided to turn herself away. Indicative for that is her description in the beginning of the story: "I'm a Londoner - aloof sweats from my pores" (l. 4f.). All in all, one can say, that the ending is unexpected but a key action. The author wanted to draw attention in the world's unfair treatment by showing the privileged narrator searching excuses to not help a person in need,

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Task: Characterise the narrator in the first paragraph. The first-person narrator of the short story seems like an active character. According to her outer characterisation she is s woman who lives in London (I. 2). The narrator describes herself as a typical Londoner, namely as an unsociable person: "I'm not in the habit of making friends of strangers. I´m a Londoner. Not even little grey-haired old ladies passing comments about the weather can shame a response from me" (II. 1-4). Also, she seems like an unfriendly and vulnerable person. The author wanted to clarify the narrator's attitude. It is clear that the narrator will make an exception to her habit of not talking to strangers. Comparative essay Task: compare how the both characters life. The short story "loose change" by Andrea Levy presents the story of the female narrator and her encounter with an immigrant girl who needs a place to sleep. In the following in want to compare how different the both characters (Laylor and the narrator) now life and grew up In the short story we meet the narrator who is helped out by a foreign woman, called Laylor, in the restroom at a gallery when she was in need of coins (I. 14). She´s grown up in a European city...

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culture, where people are minding their own business (I. 1). She describes herself as a "Londoner" (I. 2), which involves being careless, rejecting and unfriendly. "Not even little grey-haired old ladies passing comment about the weather can shame a response from me.” (I. 2-4). As a result of that unfriendliness, the narrator is not good at expressing her feelings. According to her outer characterisation, her grandmother immigrated to the UK from the Caribbean (I. 196). She is a "single mother with a young son" (l. 175 f.). The description of her house suggests that she lives in comfortable conditions: “I had three warm bedrooms, one of them is empty” (1.218). Laylor is the second important character in the short story. She is only presented from the narrator subjective perspective. She is a political refugee from Uzbekistan (I. 89). Her parents, who were journalists, got arrested. In order to live safely, her parents' friends arranged passports and a flight to England for them (I. 150-155). Other than the narrator, they are homeless and poor and on top they don't know anybody so they had to sleep on the streets "in the shelter of a square, covered in blankets, on top of some cardboard" (l. 159-161). The narrator claims, that she "smelt of mildwed" (I. 185). She talks with disgust about Laylor "dragging that awful stink into my kitchen” (I. 187 f.). This indicates the narrator's arrogant view. She feels superior to Laylor because of her unattractive look (1. 20ff.) and describes her as something from a Tom and Jerry's cartoon. All in all, one can see the worlds unfair treatment of people. One can see how privileged the narrator lives and how she makes excuses to not helping Laylor, who actually needs help. However, one can see that they have many similarities like their immigrational background and the fact, that they both are in the need of help. On the other side, there shown many differences in the short story as well. They were born in different places, what made them grew up differently and even though Laylor helped the narrator, the narrator refuses to help Laylor. Analysis ,,Loose Change "by Andrea Levy The short story "loose change" by Andrea Levy presents the story of the female narrator who is helped out by another foreign woman in the bathroom when she needs coins for the tampon machine, while all other woman in there just leave. In the following I will analyse the development of the narrator's attitude towards the woman in the course of the story. The short story "Loose change" by Andrea Levy is told by a first-person point of view which is very detailed. This is why the reader can only perceive what she feels or experiences in the story. The author uses a simple language. She applies plenty of humour and uses many similes. An example is the reference to "as mournful as a glumkid at a party” (I. 64 f.). There are two main Characters in the short story: The narrator, who is described as an unsociable and vulnerable person. Laylor on the other hand is a friendly, fiving and openhearted refugee from Uzbekistan. The story presents a single event in the live of a female narrator. The rising action describes her interaction with the girl. The first impression about Laylor wasn't the best. She encounter the girl horrified and with disgust, because of the way she looks: "I could see the lines of black hair, like magnetised iron fillings, tumbling across her eyes and almost joining above her nose" (1.20 f.). She also compares her with a Tom and Jerry's cartoon character because of her "wilde and black eyes [...], round face with such a solid jawline.” (I. 24 f.). After not being able to get some change for Laylor, she decides to offer the girl a cup of tea. The narrator starts to feel pity for the girl, after noticing her encircled eyes (I. 63). In the café the narrator wants to drink her tea: "but she [...] put her sup to the edge of the table and swept the sugar into it with the side of her hand. The rest detritus that was in the tabletop fell into it the tea as well" (I. 108 f.). The narrator claims, that her action makes her sick (I. 112). After Laylor tells the narrator she's homeless and poor, the narrator clearly shown her discomfort in the situation. "This young woman was desperate for help" (l. 171), This line shows how much the narrator cares about Laylor in this moment. This is related to the good live the narrator ahs compared to Laylor. The author uses the word “cunningly” (I. 172) what means, that the main character at the same time feels like Laylor is playing a trick with her. Continuing the author feels upset and disgusted about the thought to have Laylor at her home: "My life was hard enough without this stranger tramping through it. She smelt of mildewed washing. Imagine her dragging that awful stink into my kitchen” (I. 184 f.). Furthermore, she even wants to get rid of her (I. 183). As sson as the narrator remembers her own emigrational background according to her grandmother, she remembers the man that helped her grandmother in need. When Laylor gets emotional thinking about her mother and that she'll never see her again, the narrator wants Laylor to feel safe and welcome. That's why she sums up Situations about helping her. But in the end, the narrator decides to leave the café and Laylor on her own (I. 239). All in all, it seems like the narrator is very moody, and can't some up with a decision of helping Laylor or not. It seems like the narrator has an inner conflict and can´t came up with an answer. Task: Outline the course of events that lead to the narrator's inner conflict. The short story "Loose change" by Andrea Levy presents the story of the female narrator and her encounter with an immigrant girl who needs a place to sleep. In the following I want to outline the course of events that lead to the narrator's inner conflict about helping Laylor or not. Firstly, once the narrator realized the girl's situation, her discomfort became obvious. She didn't know how to help, and honestly had her own problems to worries about. The narrator was talking about being a single mother with a young son and with barely any free time. She claims. That there are other people or even charity's that are able and willing to help Laylor. Moreover, she started to sum up reasons for not helping Laylor such as the girl smearing her white linen. Furthermore, she asked herself how she can get rid of her. But then there is a plot twist. The narrator remembers her own emigrational background according to ger grandmother. She also remembers about the good Samaritan that helped her grandmother in need. Following she was convinced to help Laylor. The narrator talks about making her dinner and hot cocoa. At this point she expresses thoroughly how badly she feels for this poor girl's situation. The narrator's thoughts seem to conflict, that she can't even came up with an answer about her course of action. Exact this behaviour of being unable to take a course of action. Leads to the narrators decisions to remove herself from the situation and pretend that it didn't even happened. The narrator leaves the situation right before she can get responsive for the girl. Meaning of the title: The title "Loose change" illustrates the relationship between Laylor and the narrator. It symbolize the small mount of money that means nothing to the narrator compared to Laylor whom the money is all that her and her brother have left. Loose Change Task: Comment on the behaviour of the woman leaving Lalor back in the café. The short story "Loose Change" by Andrea Levy presents the story of the female narrator who is helped out by another foreign woman in the bathroom when she needs coins for the tampon machine, while all other woman in there just leave. The narrator wants to give the girl named Laylor back her money and invites her for a cup of tea. In the café, the narrator learns about Laylors situation and started seeing her from a different perspective. Although the narrator thinks about how she can help Laylor and her brother, remembering her own emigrational background, she then leaves the café and Laylor again on their own. In the following I'm going to comment on the narrator's behaviour of leaving Laylor back in the café. In the end of the story the climax discovers an interesting plot twist. "Then standing straight I walked on. Not back to Laylor but up the stairs to the exit” (I. 239 f.). You can clearly see the contrast between the narrator's thoughts and actions. Earlier she thought "All Laylors grandchildren would know my name" (l. 230). Describing her emotional state connected to her grandmother's immigration, the narrator is placing her obligation on Laylor (I. 172). She sums up situations about helping her and let her feel safe and welcome (I. 218 ff.). This is why it is not comprehensible why the narrator chooses to behave that way. Possible is, that her thoughts started to conflict and she can´t even came up with an answer about her course of action. This leads to her decision of removing herself from the situation and pretend it didn't even happen, before she gest to involved in Lalor's fate. One can say, that she had the chance to get out of her comfort zone and help Laylor. Like she described her grandmother's good Samaritan (I. 203), he only offered her a warm bed for the night and gave her his number afterwards, but he saved her life. The narrator had the chance to, but decided to turn herself away. Indicative for that is her description in the beginning of the story: "I'm a Londoner - aloof sweats from my pores" (l. 4f.). All in all, one can say, that the ending is unexpected but a key action. The author wanted to draw attention in the world's unfair treatment by showing the privileged narrator searching excuses to not help a person in need,