Nor Atmam Nazihah Binti Mohamad Nor (D20091034398)Anis Zulaikha Binti Basrah (D20091034413)Hamizah Binti Mohd Azman (D20091034427)Nor Sahbillah Binti Maswan (D20091034428)Siti Nor Effadila Binti Su‘aif (D20091034450)Literature for Young Adults (BIS 3093)Lecturer: Prof Madya Dr. Abdul Ghani Abuby Vivien AlcockSETTING
PLACE SETTING• Belmont Secretarial CollegeThe place where Lucy gets her diploma.Mrs. Price gives advices to her departingstudents (page 9)• Ross and Bannister’sA small firm with a factory outside the town.Lucy goes to an interview conducted by Mr. Rossand is offered a job (page 10)• The officeLucy’s workplace.Lucy encounters Miss Broome while typing aletter (page 16)
PLACE SETTING• Lucy’s houseThe kitchen.Lucy tells her mother about the jobshe gets (page 11)Lucy has a conversation with UncleBert during supper (page 26)• CemeteryLucy visits Mr. Bannister’s grave.She tells Miss Broome that she leftsome flowers on her grave (page 28)
SOCIAL SETTING• Judgemental community members– Harry Darke• He addresses Lucy with different insulting names• His words are mostly annoyances to Lucy– Brooms, fly, frightened mouse– “I’m used to electric typewriters,” Lucy said coldly.She was beginning to be annoyed.– The Principal of the Belmont SecretarialCollege• She doubts of Lucy’s ability to get a job after herstudies.– When she came to the last student, her confidencesuddenly evaporated. She looked at Lucy Beck andsighed.
SOCIAL SETTINGLoyal employees Harry Darke- “I’m Harry Darke, thirty years with Rossand Bannister’s, retired with a silver watchand now come back to haunt the place.Can’t keep away, you see,” (pg. 12) Ms. Broome-“This place was her home,this job was all she lived for,”(pg. 25)
Competitive job seekers– Lucy and the college graduates“Trouble was that there were hundredsafter every vacancy, brighter than Lucy,”(pg. 10)SOCIAL SETTINGLower class community members– Lucy’s family“She was tired of being poor,” (pg. 9)
TIMEWe need to consider four kinds of time that may carry particularassociations with them: Clock time: this can be used to provide suspense or create certainmoods or feelings. Calendar time: the day, month, year, or more generally a day of theweek or time of the month may provide an understanding of what takesplace in a piece of literature. Seasonal time: the seasons or a span of time associated with aparticular activity may be important. Historical time: this can establish a psychological or sociologicalunderstanding of behaviors and attitudes.
TIMEEarly 20th century.• Office work was done on typewriters andtapes were still in use.• Computers were probably not in use yet.• “I’m used to electric typewriters.” (Lucy Beck,p.14)
On Monday• Lucy Beck’s first day of working.• She comes early in the morning. - …at ten tonine, the door to this office was shut andlocked. (p.12)• It shows her determination even thoughpeople keeps looking down on her.• Her first meeting with Harry Darke.
• In the evening, Mr. Ross is surprised because Lucymanaged to prepare the letter.• “His eyes went to the corner of the desk whereLucy had put the completed letter.” (Mr.Ross,p.22)On Tuesday• “The next morning, Harry Darke raised hiseyebrows when he saw Lucy.” (p.23)• Shows Lucy’s commitment towards herprofession.
• Lucy knows about Miss Broome fromHarry Darke.• “She was old Mr. Bannister’s secretary.Been here forty-three years, girl, womanand old misery…” (Harry Darke, p.25)• At night, the conversation between Lucyand Uncle Bert takes place. Lucy reachesa new understanding with her uncle.(p.26 & 28)
On Wednesday• The final battle between Lucy and MissBroome.• Lucy managed to get rid of the spirit.• “She folded the finished letter into a paperdart and sent it sailing out of the window. Thewind caught it and carried it away.” (p.30)