An implied reader has a particular ontological status, being different from a real reader the person who picks up a book and reads in the real worldand also from the audience of the narrative the actual stance a reader takes when reading and the narratee the specific addressee of a fictional narrator Phelan,pp.
He leaves the graveyard to try and sell the ring at a pawnshop. Home is a place where the narrator not only feels comfortable but they also feel safe at home. When they continue bullying, Bod dreamwalks and scares them more.
The cop car hits a man in the road and stops. In Cognitive Grammar, scope refers to the limits of what humans can and need to mentally focus on at one time. Elisabeth Liza Hempstock was drowned and burned to death because another girl accused her of bewitching a boy.
As I have previously described, a reader may toggle between text-worlds as a narrative develops. Bod quickly finds himself in trouble with an unscrupulous pawn broker, but Liza comes and rescues him. These shift agency from the body part hand to the instrument itself knife.
After dusk, Bod could hear music coming from the town square and went to see.
Mother Slaughter thought he looked like her nephew Harry. This particular scene, with its focus on disembodiment and its overtly sinister construal, might also serve to prime the reader for certain aspects of the supernatural that occur in subsequent parts of the book.