Montmorency – Vocabulary

Climax: The most dramatic part.
The climax for Montmorency comes when he escapes the Benaravian embassy.

Setting: The time or place where the story happens.
Victorian London is the setting for the novel.

Pathos: The sad bit.
By using pathos, Updale makes the reader feel sorry for Freakshow.

Bathos: When the explanation of sadness goes too far and becomes funny.

Characterisation: The description of a character’s physical or mental attributes.
Montmorency is characterised as a cunning and single-minded thief.

Tension: The feeling of suspense, connected to anticipation, before a climax.
There is great tension in the novel when Montmorency is hiding under the table at the Mauramanian embassy.

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