Sunday, 28 October 2007

The English Patient

The Villa

We are introduced to Hana, a young Canadian nurse who is taking care of a badly burned English patient. There is a strong sense of love throughout the chapter, with Ondaatje using lyricism to describe the villa. The English patient had been reading Herodotus' Histories and Hana enjoys reading his notes, annotations and memoirs.

1 comment:

Don said...

Can you be more specific about where in the novel this appears. Also, apply the bullet points. This would be a good passge to work on.