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  • Hitchhiking The Galaxy One Last Time
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    Gently does it The Salmon of Doubt Douglas Adams 336 pp, Macmillan James Boswell was taken aback by Samuel Johnson's verdict on Gulliver's Travels: "When once you have thought of big men and little men, it is very easy to do all the rest". So are we - but part of the reason we " re appalled is that while Johnson almost completely misses the point, he has a point. It is about mistrusting fantastic literature's ability to deliver a moral message. Not many people would compare Douglas Adams with Sw...
  • Second Half Of The Novel
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    The English Teacher, by Indian novelist R.K. Narayan, tells the story of a young professor, Krishna, who must adapt first to family life with his wife and daughter and then to his wife's death. This short novel, written in simple prose, examines many large issues -- love, death, loyalty, fate -- but always with equanimity. Krishna teaches himself, and the novel tries to teach us, to be, as it is put by the novel's last words, 'grateful to life and death. ' Set a few years before India gained its...
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    2. Jennifer Government takes place in the not so distant future, and predominantly in Australia; however, there is a lot of traveling across continents. Australia is run by the United States' United Alliance, along with the majority of the rest of the world. 3. The story is depicted in a third person / omniscient point of view, and each chapter is from the view of a different character. "They scattered, and she dived for the escalator, landing on her stomach and sliding, leading with her. 45's. ...
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    In almost every genre of literature there is the classic antagonist, and the classic protagonist. When examining these characters, there are certain guidelines which authors follow. However, there are times in literature when the classic guidelines are broken, and a new prototype emerges. Contemporary writer Norman Mailer broke the mold of the classic character (s) when writing the novel, An American Dream. In An American Dream, there is no set protagonist or antagonist. In fact, Mailer has take...
  • Narrator's Perception Of Reality
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    ? Surfacing? By Margaret Atwood? Surfacing? By Margaret Atwood Essay, Research Paper In "Surfacing,' by Margaret Atwood, the unnamed protagonist acquires a radical perception of reality that is developed through an intense psychological journey on the island that served as her childhood home. Truth can be taken from the narrator's viewpoint, but the reader must explore the inner turmoil plaguing her in order to understand the basis of such beliefs. The narrator's perception of reality can be dee...

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