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The Imber community is first introduced in the novel through Doras eyes in chapter two As soon as she arrives she is already looking away feeling that she will be judged and so the very first impression that is given of the Imber community is from her perspective of a condemning religious nature and as no other notion is portrayed this is the first impression that the reader receives also Before even entering the community indication of discord between members of the community is already evidential When talking of Nick Paul is markedly derisive and derogatory this dissonance between him and Nick first apparent when he makes the comment someone obligingly shut them when talking about the gates and it becomes obvious that this someone is Nick in the later sardonic comment I wish Brother Nicholas could be persuaded to make the place look less like a slum Although nothing is known of Nick at this moment in the novel he may be a Brother the derisive tone in Pauls voice is confirmed when he says well well when Nick appears a thick-set man with long straggling dark hair This discord between two members of the community is an early connotation that the community is not running smoothly Physically Imber seems devoid of decoration and warmth with the hall being very spacious and Dora being prohibited from decorating her room When first arriving at the Imber Community the image of sheets of newspaperrearing and cavorting across the road after blowing out of Imber suggests the idea of pollution The community seems in disarray symbolised by the litter of the newspapers This is referenced on page fifty-three where there are a great many newspapers strewn on the floor of Nicks residence This along with Pauls comment of I wish Brother Nicholas could be persuaded to make the place look less like a slum associates Nick with the mess of newspapers and so the fact
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