Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
Guy Montag as a Dynamic, Three Dimensional Character “Are you happy?” (Bradbury 10). This quotes is taken from the science fiction novel Fahrenheit 451, which is written by Ray Bradbury. It encompasses the struggle that society faces as characters such as Montag -the confused fireman,- Clarisse -the only person who appears to be alive;- and Faber -the owner of knowledge unused,- share their thoughts and feelings about how to find true meaning in life. Throughout the novel, Guy Montag appears as a dynamic, three dimensional character, because he illustrates the changes that come about through acquiring knowledge; he undergoes dramatic internal changes while presenting himself as a relatable human who struggles against his own flaws. Guy Montag proves to be a dynamic character in Fahrenheit 451 because of the momentous changes he makes in his life.
The writers who write science fiction try to create awareness and at the same time give an alarm to the society. Kurt Vonnegut tries his level best in imprinting the evils of scientific development and warns what is to be done to improve the life of mankind better. The advancement of technology and scientific inventions has tried to modulate man as civilized but he has become a civilized barbarian. Dehumanization means the refusal of human tendency. Dehumanization is expressed in two forms.
Psychological conditioning is one of the most controlling studies of science. It is the theory that most learning revolves around programmed reactions to certain stimuli. An incentive for a certain action, for example, will encourage continuation of that same action even when the incentive is eventually gone. Being able to perfect this science would prove that the human mind can be solved and manipulated. One of the most popular pieces in literature giving a position on psychological conditioning is Aldous Huxley’s satirical fiction novel, Brave New World.
A common title that pops into one’s mind upon hearing the phrase ‘dystopian literature’ would be the classic work of fiction, 1984 by George Orwell. Through the employment of striking elements of conventional dystopias, accompanied by the deliberate characterization of an anti-hero named Winston Smith, Orwell effectively paints a picture of an oppressed society struggling to survive under the iron-fist rule of an oppressive, draconian, totalitarian government. However, the author also deviates from the regular standards of the genre, inserting aberrant components into the text, in order to give the novel distinctive qualities along with adding a unique voice to the battle of Winston Smith against the Party. The novel features a variety of common traits evident in dystopian societies which Orwell hyperbolizes to a high degree with the intention of highlighting the depths a civilization can sink under the wrong authority, particularly a totalitarian regime. For instance, returning to a rather primitive nature, the citizens of Oceania staunchly worship a physical manifestation of the Party known as Big Brother.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch epitomizes the ideas of both the Surrealism movement and Science Fiction genre and should be classified as such. The diction in this novel pertains to the movement and genre because of its poetic and lyrical style as well as its scientific jargon. Through self-realization and personal growth, the main character’s development illustrates the ideas of Surrealism and Science Fiction. The genre of Science Fiction is shown in the conflict of Dark Matter because of its examination of parallel universes. The point of view that switches as the book goes along which highlights the contrast between the two main characters, and expertly showcases their inner thoughts.
This article takes into account Friedrich Nietzsche 's philosophy, in particular the notions of Slave Morality and Master Morality, in order to analyze the major characters of Death of a Salesman (1998) especially its tragic protagonist Willy Loman. Therefore, firstly Nietzsche’s related concepts will be explained and then the play will be studied based on those concepts. In this study understanding master morality, slave morality and their differences as well as the idea of ‘will to power’ is essential to analyze the characters based on Nietzsche’s philosophy. This paper considers Willy Loman as an actual low man who does not know himself and cannot bear changes while his son, Biff, seeks to create and set his own values. He ferociously shows
We argue the comic frame, as described by Kenneth Burke, can serve as a vehicle for critical self-reflection and social critique. William Gibson's Neuromancer is a work of cyberpunk science fiction that details a future that closely resembles the present. The book exemplifies this process of encouraging self-reflection because it calls the trends of the present into question by imagining what kind of future they will construct. Gibson's future is simultaneously exciting and devastating. The dialectical tension between these oppositional ideas opens up a discursive space for audiences to begin the process of critical self-reflection about the technological trends of
The Idea of Community in Speaker for the Dead Speaker for the dead is a science fiction novel that tries to view some concepts in our society that we have hard time defining them or we never thought of defining them. The writer also tries to view these issues from different angles and perspectives that is strange to our conventional minds and costumes. Orson Scott Card in his novel Speaker for the Dead puts forward some issues that we encounter in our modern day. One of the most obvious ideas that he puts under the scope is the concept of community in various versions and forms. He also tries to redefine our relationships with the communities that we belong or not belong to.
Science fiction deals with imaginary yet plausible content such as space travels,aliens and future science and technology.Since its settings were always fictional, there was always a need for a considerable degree of suspension of disbelief.Science fiction was equated with pulp fiction and considered to be low category literature. Aristotle in his Poeticsconsidered probability as the seminal criterion of serious work of art.But in the age of techno-culture the very term 'probable ' is disputable.What was considered improbable a century ago is probable today? Ovid 's Metamorphosis is a visible probability in the age of morphing.Science fiction novels try to create a sense of probability through utopias and dystopias where the weirdest of improbabilities