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Both authors convey their experiences whilst travelling in very different ways creating a distinctive pattern that allows the reader to trace the differences between the two books and compare them accordingly Though both books share the theme of travelling the inner content reveals that both authors have a different approach to writing their books from which I can compare how effective each method has been Not only do both authors write upon the views or sights they have witnessed in the country they have visited but throughout both books there are digressions providing personal reactions and conveying emotions that build up the sense of the authors character allowing the reader to relate to their opinions and way of thinking Both authors have produced equally worthwhile travelogues however using two entirely different methods The structure of the two books defines the way in which the authors have decided to portray their experiences HV Morton uses first person throughout his book whereas EM Forster uses a variety of first and third person Initially I did not regard this as much of a difference until it became obvious how the first person created a sense of being involved participating alongside the author whereas with the use of third person there was a greater distance between myself as a reader and the book The fact that EM Forster recounts two visits to Palestine which is one continuous journey without any intention to return Both novels begin very differently The Hill of Devi begins with a letter home interspersed with comments on his whereabouts the people he has met and is going to be travelling along with and peculiar references to the food he is provided with However In the Steps of the Master starts with a more composed and serene introduction beginning with the train journey to Palestine which I thought had a greater resonance stressing the notion of beginning a journey It can be argued that EM
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