Who accidentally killed Lucas in the moment before the gun went off?
20th Century English Literature. Marais Van der Vyver shot one of his farm labourers－Lucas by accident while they are out culling a kudu on his farm.
What is the climax of the story the moment before the gun went off?
Climax: The gun goes off and shoots Lucas causing him to fall off the vehicle.
What is the main irony of the moment the gun went off?
The main irony of “The Moment the Gun Went off” is option D. A white person is a victim of apartheid. The author of “The Moment the Gun Went off” is Nadine Godimer. The author used irony in her writing in order to convey the message she desired.
How old was Lucas in the moment before the gun went off?
In his statement, he explains the circumstances of the accident. Earlier that day, he set off in his car to kill a Kudu on his farm and took along Lucas, a 20-year-old farm hand.
What is the conflict of the story the moment before the gun went off?
Conflict: person against society. External The farmer against the racist South African society. This drives the plot.
What is the theme of the story of the moment before the gun went off?
The primary theme in this story is the overt racism of apartheid-era South Africa, where the story is set. This is a society which is changing slowly, such that by the time in which Gordimer’s story is set, it is no longer “a crime” for Black people and white… (The entire section contains 1154 words.)
Who is the protagonist in the moment before the gun went off?
Marmais van der Vyver is the protagonist, an Afrikaner farmer who accidentally kills one of his farm boys. Other characters in the Story: Van der Vyver’s wife and children, Captain Beetge, Lucas, Lucas’ mother, wife and children, etc.
What is the theme of the moment before the gun went off by Nadine Gordimer?
Racism and segregation “The Moment Before the Gun Went Off” by Nadine Gordimer explores the mentality and consequences of apartheid. The story draws a parallel between the Kudu which Van der Vyver “raises” and “protects in the bush areas of his farm” and the community of black people who work for him.
Whose point of view is represented by the narrative voice in the moment before the gun went off?
The short story “The Moment Before the Gun Went Off” by Nadine Gordimer is told by a third-person narrator who appears to be omniscient. Most of the story is told from the point of view of the main character, Marais Van der Vyver, who exhibits racist views.
What is the theme in the moment before the gun went off?
How does the narrator describe the moment before the gun went off?
To what does the narrator compare that moment? A moment of high excitement. The funeral, when van der Vyver looked across the casket to Lucas’s mother, the woman he had an affair with and produces Lucas. Why was Van der Vyver sure the gun wasn’t loaded?
How is Van der Vyver accident different from other gun accidents in other words what does the narrator say will happen to this story how will it be treated?
How is Van der Vyver’s accident different from other gun accidents? What does the narrator say will happen to the story? His accident will be reported worldwide, he killed his own son, a white man killed the black man. Van der Vyver and Lucas become stereotypes.