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Study of Spoken Language Jk Rowling

In this essay I am going to study the similarities and differences of two different interviews that JK Rowling is in. One of them is JK Rowling being interviewed by an American woman about her childhood; the other is being interviewed on Blue Peter by the presenters and children.
In the childhood interview JK Rowling is wearing very dark clothing, her make-up is quite dark as it doesn’t brighten her face up and her hair is looking very dull. She looks rather tired and fed up in this interview. I don’t think JK Rowling feels comfortable in this interview as it makes her reflect on her childhood and this would be very uncomfortable for someone who’s been bullied and someone who hasn’t had an overly happy childhood. She’s not sat up straight and she is looking down for most of the interview and only makes eye contact when she wants to make a point. For example, the interviewer is questioning about her childhood and says “and how cruel the other kids can be.” JK Rowling looks up immediately when she says “They can be vicious...” she makes eye contact when she says this with her eyes wide open and she also puts emphasis on the word vicious. Another time she makes eye contact when she wants to prove a point is when the interviewer assumes that from what JKR been saying that she was an unhappy child and says “You were an unhappy child.” JK replies very strongly and quiet snappy, with eye contact “Not re- no I don’t think I was an unhappy child...” I think JK was also lost for words there and was trying to think of something to say as she wants the interviewer and the viewers to feel as if she was a happy child even though she does mention about being bullied.
The Blue Peter interview on the other hand is very bright and happy interview. JK Rowling is very bright, her hair is shining, her make-up is glowing and she is wearing a…...

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