Sredni Vashtar

Sredni Vashtar-  paragraph 15 analysis.

“ And then of a sudden he stopped his chanting and drew closer to the window-pane. The door of the shed still stood ajar as it had been left, and the minutes were slipping by. They were long minutes, but they slipped by nevertheless. He watched the starlings running and flying in little parties across the lawn; he counted them over and over again, with one eye always on that swinging door. A sour-faced maid came in to lay the table for tea, and still Conradin stood and waited and watched. Hope had crept by inches into his heart, and now a look of triumph began to blaze in his eyes that had only known the wistful patience of defeat. Under his breath, with a furtive exultation, he began once again the paean of victory and devastation. And presently his eyes were rewarded: out through that doorway came a long, low, yellow-and-brown beast, with eyes a-blink at the waning daylight, and dark wet stains around the fur of jaws and throat. Conradin dropped on his knees. The great polecat-ferret made its way down

to a small brook at the foot of the garden, drank for a moment,
then crossed a little plank bridge and was lost to sight in the bushes. Such was the passing of Sredni Vashtar.
“Tea is ready,” said the sour-faced maid; “where is the mistress?”
“She went down to the shed some time ago,” said Conradin.
And while the maid went to summon her mistress to tea, Conradin fished a toasting-fork out of the sideboard drawer and proceeded to toast himself a piece of bread. And during the toasting of it and the buttering of it with much butter and the slow enjoyment of eating it, Conradin listened to the noises and silences which fell in quick spasms beyond the dining-room door. The loud foolish screaming of the maid, the answering chorus of wondering ejaculations from the kitchen region, the scuttering footsteps and hurried embassies for outside help, and then, after a lull, the scared sobbings and the shuffling tread of those who bore a heavy burden into the house.
“Whoever will break it to the poor child? I couldn’t for the life of me!” exclaimed a shrill voice. And while they debated the matter among themselves, Conradin made himself another piece of toast”

In paragraph 15, there is something sinister and frightening at the point Conradin enjoys a piece of toast while Mrs. De Ropp lies dead. This shows his lack of interest towards the situation because he is pleased when all around him is panic and fear. Therefore, in this paragraph the author uses devices such as symbolism to represent through the toast both  Conradin’s unattainable object of desire and freedom, as the authority restricted him everything that he possibly wanted. However, now without the guardian’s presence he was the lord of the house, which means he could indulge himself by eating the toast without any restrictions and with satisfaction . “ And while they debated the matter among themselves, Conradin made himself another piece of toast.” In this quotation, Conradin was smiling and keeping distant of from all those emotions people were having, so it is clear that the toast represents hypocrisy, as well. This is because it is an entrance to the hypocritical british society at the moment he acts calmly as if nothing was going on by eating a toast, while in the house it is happening something bloomy.  Furthermore, towards the ending there is a role reversal due to the fact that now Conradin has the control, rather than the guardian. In fact, he eats another piece of toast without anyone telling him it was prohibited.


 Literary devices used in the paragraph


  • Symbolism:

      We can highlight three important symbols used in this paragraph.  Firstly, the toast represents Conradin’s freedom and celebration. Moreover,we can identify another symbol such as the shed, which that symbolizes a cathedral of conradin’s faith and a safe place where he goes for worship. Here he was the authoritarian and has the power, rather than Mrs. De Ropp.  Finally, the Ferret, the deity, known as Sredni Vashtar, is a symbol of Conradin’s Anger towards his cousin.


  • Imagination:


In this extract, imagination is present because the protagonist fantasies with his cousin’s death until he makes up in his mind a scene in which Mrs. De Ropp is murdered by his pet. Meanwhile he was enjoying of the situation, eating calmly a couple of toasts.  In addition to this, imagination is relevant for Conradin, because without it he would be dead. In fact, his mind is what keeps him alive.  Finally, his actions were influenced by his imagination, which made him act or think in such a way. which way?

Point of view:

This extract of the story is written in third person narrator limited, because it is focalized in Conradin´s mind. We understand this due to the fact we are not certain about  his cousin’s death or her being murdered by the ferret as it was all part of his imagination.  Therefore, we are not sure if the story was a fantasy or if it was real.

Crime News repport

Family members carried a grief-stricken Ebony Archie, the mother of Kingston Frazier, after learning that the boy was found dead, in Jackson, Miss., on Thursday. CreditElijah Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger, via Associated Press..

A 6-year-old Mississippi boy was found dead from a gunshot wound on Thursday in the back of a car that had been stolen from his mother hours earlier in Jackson, Miss., the authorities said.

Kingston FrazierCreditMississippi Highway Patrol

The authorities in Jackson said the car was stolen at about 2 a.m. Thursday, when the boy’s mother, Ebony Archie, left the vehicle running while she went into a grocery store, according to WAPT-TV, a local TV station. The boy, Kingston Frazier, was sleeping in the back seat, according to The Clarion-Ledger.

An Amber Alert went out at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, and he was found dead on Gluckstadt Road in Madison County at about 9:30 a.m., according to WAPT-TV.


Law enforcement vehicles following a Mississippi Highway Patrol tow truck hauling a vehicle from a dead end road in Madison County on Thursday. Six-year-old Kingston Frazier was found shot to death inside.CreditRogelio V. Solis/Associated Press

Two men were in custody on Thursday, according to The Clarion-Ledger. Two men had pulled up to Ms. Archie’s car in a Honda Civic, and the passenger got out and sped away in the vehicle with Kingston inside, The Clarion-Ledger reported.

On Thursday, family members expressed their sorrowful disbelief.

“It’s hard to know that people out there are evil, that would kill a child,” Velma Eddington, the boy’s great-aunt, told The Clarion-Ledger. “That’s evil. That baby hadn’t done anything to him. That baby hadn’t done nothing. They could have left that child on that back seat, asleep. They didn’t have to kill him. Those people are evil. Evil.”

His uncle, David Archie, said the boy “just liked to have a lot of fun.”

“There is nothing out there worth taking a 6-year-old’s life,” he told the newspaper.

Biology summery


The states of matter are stages in wich the water pases throw and it always variate its solidness.

The picture below shows the gas state and is when water is very hot and the particles move very fast

The picture below shows the liquid state its when the water is not so hot and it moves less than the gas state but more then the solid state.

The picture below shows the solid state is a state where all the liquid is an ice .

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Redo of Biology Test

Biology test


  1. B
  2. C
  3. D
  4. B




a.Nutrition is taking in of materials for energy,growth and development.


  1. Respiration is the chemical reactions in cells that break down nutrient molecules

and releases energy.




mammal    name of mammal


A              M.erminea

B              M.leucurus

C             O.cuniculus           

D             V.vulpes

E             M.vison


A cell membrane


B cytoplasm


a(ii) it contains DNA




a (i) arachnids


  (ii) 1 arthropods with four pairs of jointed limbs

       2 breathe through gills called book lungs.


b 1 crustaceans

  2 insects



          group              feature 1                  feature 2


  A      amphibian       has a backbone      has slimy skin


  B      reptile             dry skin                    scaly


  C      insect             land leaving             3 pairs of legs




(i)C cell wall


D large vacuole


(ii)   synthesis of chemical compounds with the aid of radiant energy and especially light; especially:  formation of carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and a source of hydrogen (such as water) in the chlorophyll-containing cells (as of green plants) exposed to light by breething.




(i) Fur




1 have 4 legs
2 care the young creature of its space.