Disguising Doom: A Study of the Linguistic Features of Audience Manipulation in Michael Moorcock’s The Eternal Champion
Two months before I had been responsible for winning the cities of Mernadin for Humanity. Now I reclaimed them in the name of the Eldren […] I destroyed every human being occupying them […] Not merely the great cities were destroyed. Villages were destroyed. Hamlets were destroyed. Towns and farms were destroyed. I found some people hiding in caves. The caves were destroyed. I destroyed forests where they might flee. I destroyed stones that they might creep under […] It was fated that Humanity should die on this planet.1
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