Sunday, 27 November 2016

Statement analysis

When Kate recounts the moment she checks on the children and discovers Madeleine is missing she spends most her time talking about the angle of the door, the whooshing of curtains and the shutters being up. She has nothing to say about Madeleine.

It is very unusual for the mother of a missing child to avoid talking about her child at such a crucial point in the story. Statement analysis is as much about the omissions as it is about the spoken word.

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