Jason Kennedy's The Sandwich Factory

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Since the creation of the world and birth of mankind people has been marked by the natural and hereditary heterogeneousness, which is identified and expressed through your acceptance or deviation of existence and conditions of life. Historically speaking the world has seen chocking and yet true examples of people, who have been shackled by the chains of passive, accepting and inadequate obedience and therefore resulted in a rather robotic and enslaved state of existence. The Sandwich Factory by Jason Kennedy, written in 2007, examines this very topic, where the narrator is affected by the factories and co-workers inability to evolve and diverge from their existence, where they are defined by the daily untouched and insusceptible life. In the end the narrator passes out, which raises the question about whether or not he accepts the terms of his existence or realizes that he must escape the factory in order to survive. The story takes place in a sandwich factory, where the protagonist is employed, in order to maintain his station in society after he got rejected by the bowling alley. It is a low-paid job…show more content…
The view of the story is limited to the narrator’s descriptions of the events and therefore it is a first person limited narrator. The effect of the narrator’s anonymity creates an illusion of, regarding the reader’s view, that the narrator of the story could be anyone, and therefore makes the story universal. In addition the novel is written through the view of the first person narrator and the reader are following his thoughts as an association thought-stream, also known as stream of consciousness. “It was a terrible shame that it was 1994 and Dot lived in the Midlands, as she would’ve been an excellent pirate” (p. 2-3, l. 35-36). Hereby the actions of the story are moving in-between different considerations, thoughts and
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