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.
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.
Comparisons and Contrasts of Fahrenheit 451 and Anthem The novel Fahrenheit 451 is written with aspects of a society similar to that of Anthem in relation to their futuristic governments and dynamic characters. Montag in Fahrenheit 451 is faced with multiple challenges comparable to those of Prometheus in Anthem. Although each character plays a different role, they are both striving to achieve freedoms and happiness. The wellbeing of themselves and others is predominately the main concern for both Montag and Prometheus. Taking risks is the main reason that they have achieved their accomplishments and freedoms.The contents of each novel are similar due to characters personalities as well as their societies, despite the different steps they take to achieve their goals.
Matched is a science fiction novel, science fiction is a genre in which stories often tell how something will be in the future. There are many themes in this novel, but one of them is to not let people or things to control you. Matched has three main science fiction element including, dystopia, futuristic setting, and social issues. All these elements help show the theme
INTRODUCTION “Human reason can excuse any evil; that is why it's so important that we don't rely on it” - Veronica Roth. Dystopian authors often create advanced societies that create either utopian or dystopian communities after a act of evil. They want the reader to feel something about what direction the world is going, by applying hyperbole which is an exaggerated point of view of potential dangers to modern countries. The book “The Testing” by Joelle Charbonneau is an example of social commentary because it presents a hyperbolized version of an post apocalyptic world that was rebuilt into a utopian society, raises awareness that wars can destroy the world and kill people. She does this in an effective way describing how characters struggle and using powerful language.
How technology affects our human nature Science fiction stories are built with different elements that make them have the same concept on human nature. Whether is a rule to make people as equal as possible or just as simple as a common piece of technology people use on the daily basis both conclude one concept. In “Harrison Bergeron” and “The Pedestrian”, Ray Bradbury and Kurt vonnegut tries to show the readers that technology can affect our human nature and how we live. Weird characters and events are the base of Science fiction stories. Both “Harrison Bergeron” and “The Pedestrian” have these events and characteristics that form the story.
Is modern America on the brink of being under total control just like the novel Brave New World? In the novel Brave New World author Aldous Huxley depicts a somewhat utopian society but the more the reader finds out the more they realize how it’s a dystopian society. There is a lot of major themes present in the novel, but the one that surpasses them all is the thought of science as a means of control.Even though Aldous Huxley wrote this novel in the early 20th century, his idea of science as a means of control in Brave New World has striking similarities but yet some differences to today's modern day society. By comparison to Brave New World, americans of today are controlled by the government using science. Everything that a citizen does
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.
Our differences are what makes us unique. The different traits from one another will be the one thing that will help you later in life. People who see things differently end up changing the world or having an effect on it. The author talks about how every single one of us is weird, and uses Benjamin Franklin as an example. The article “Isn’t Everyone a Little Bit Weird” explains how Benjamin Franklin was “One of the framers of the United States Constitution, Franklin (1706-1790) was a leading author, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, activist, and businessperson” (Isn’t Everyone a Little Bit Weird 3).
INTRODUCTION My research question for this essay is “How can M.A.’s novel ’Oryx and Crake’ be seen as a critique towards modern society?” I have chosen to use this research question, because I find it interesting how literature can be used as a medium to warn society against what could happen, if we do not take action and just let things evolve. The book ‘1984’ written by George Orwell is similar to the book chosen here, since they both, according to how both novels fall into the post-apocalyptic genre, can be interpreted as a warning to our present society about letting technology take over, and letting technological development be more important than developing human qualities. This essay will investigate how the novel can fall into the genre post-apocalyptic fiction based on the characteristics of the genre and the characteristics of the book. It will also look into the narrator of the story, and how the choice of narrator has affected the book, and it will look into the fight between the two major sciences (natural sciences and the humanities) and lastly, whether or not the book can be interpreted as a critique towards modern society based on the findings of the investigations mentioned above. I expect to find that Oryx and Crake can be seen as a warning because the issues the novel approaches are all issues that are present in the world today.