a) When trying to classify Isaac Asimov´s story “Feminine Intuition” a number of characteristics arise that make us think of the story as one belonging to the science-fiction genre, nonetheless the story is not only that. The writer introduces several features that allow the reader to go beyond this first classification and contribute to enrich Asimov´s work in some way. These features seem to be more typical of crime fiction and there are several instances in the text that might help us demonstrate this assertion. First of all, one of the key elements of crime fiction, mystery, is present in the story. Something weird has happened to Madarian and the robot, Jane 5, on their way back from Flagstaff.
This is mostly seen through the characters of Mildred and Montag, who struggle to keep an authentic relationship above technology. In ‘The Hearth and the Salamander’, Montag says “Nobody listens anymore to each other, I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls.”. In this scene, Montag is beginning to realise the depressing reality his society lives in. There are no authentic human relationships, intelligence or free will, instead, technology controls the mass of the population. Bradbury uses truncated sentences, allusions to popular culture and first-person narrative to convey this point.
This means that children need discipline sometimes, and the Hadley parents find themselves not being able to follow through with it. Since the children are rarely chastised, they don’t show respect for their parents because they infrequently get in trouble for their actions. In addition, when George started to turn off all of the technology sources throughout the house, Peter and Wendy begged their mother to let them have a couple more minutes in the nursery. She reported back to George and he said, “’All right—alright, if they’ll shut up. One minute mind you and then off forever’” (16).
2). Therefore, dystopia gives the illusion of a highly moral and perfect society that could exist in real life which is a feature of speculative fictional writing. According to P.L. Thomas’ book Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction: Challenging Genres (2013), speculative fiction is a fiction that “deals all too often with a dark future that is looked upon as both a representation of current society and as a lived possibility” (Thomas 108). Moreover, speculative fiction was defined in comparison to science fiction which is “a literary genre whose necessary and sufficient conditions are the presence and interaction of estrangement and cognition, and whose main formal device is an imaginative frame- work alternative to the author’s empirical environment”.
Science fiction is a form of fiction that principally deals with impact of actual or imagined science upon individual or society as a whole. Much of the fiction which is characterized as science fiction is horrific, born out of fear or even depicts hatred towards scientific view of the world. This genre formally emerged in west during the transformation caused by industrial revolution which caused marked levels of anxiety and made writers, artists etc. apprehensive about the prospects of future, the impact that this emerging age of machines and technology will have. Science fiction became a medium to disclose the utopian aspirations, political agitations etc.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is full of important morals and themes. The book is flooded with symbolism and meaning to both the real world and science fiction world that Bradbury has created. With so many themes in this book it is difficult to choose the ones that contain the most importance, but some of them can be picked out from all the rest, for example, you must have bad things to have good things, you have to earn your happiness and finally, your opinions are influenced by the people around you. These themes show up multiple times in the book and are expressed heavily in the story. We have Yin and Yang, life and death, peace and war all because we must all have bad things to have good things, this theme has presented itself in the book in various ways.
From what they see, the house is falling apart and is very dark inside all the time. Another one of their neighbors is Mrs. Dubose. They think of her as really disrespectful which causes no one to like her as a person. Half way through the trial, the kids go outside and meet Dolphus Raymond, who pretends to act a certain way to not get in trouble when he is being himself. These are the three main characters in the book that had their appearances misunderstood.
In Forster’s dystopian short story “The Machine Stops”, the ways of communication are different from the conventional practice. Most characters seldom communicate face-to-face, which is a way of direct human contact they avoid. This leads to conflict between the characters. Vashti, Kuno’s mother, finds the conversation with Kuno a waste of time and remains unwilling to visit him until he insists. Kuno, who seems to be a misfit in that world, wants to see his estranged mother, not through the Machine which Vashti worships and heavily depends on.
Peter and Wendy are extremely offended by this matter. Due to the fact, they trick and deceive their parents into the nursery and killing them. Story Warning Technology has advanced so much that it is able to take one’s mind. Therefore, we should minimize the use of technology and be independent rather than depending on the house in this
However like Harris mentions in his article “the traditional view of the women in Beowulf as weak, extraneous characters used only to pass mead and worry about their children is patently false.” This epic oversimplifies the women’s roles in a household especially when they were from a noble title, since many of them had to take care of all household matters, especially when the men were gone to war, or even were peacemakers (Yewdaev). This is mostly due to the lack of presentation women have in this epic. On another hand, by lacking the mention of women they are showing that women aren’t seen as any where equal to men. It is arguable to say that at the same time the women are still being represented as having a big part in society, since it they found it necessary to give small parts to two