Moving back and forth in time

The above passage does more than set the atmosphere, it also conveys an impression of time.

Harriet's grandmother is not a modern career woman. She is the epitome of respectability, comfortable with her role as wife and homemaker. She lives an ordered life in the country and her outlook is rooted in a strong sense of duty and the values of a previous generation.

Remove her from this setting and place her in a chrome and glass apartment in the centre of a bustling city and she will appear old-fashioned and vulnerable. Pulled out of her own time, she will be like a fish out of water and the atmosphere will become completely different.

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