Novel

    Brave New World Brave New World - Blade Runner # Introduction to Brave New World # Brave New World (BNW) is a fable set in 614 AF in a universal state where science is used to create a stable conformist society through test tube incubation, eugenics and memory induced conditioning. The themes include the detrimental effects of science and technology disempowering and enslaving mankind rather than freeing them to enjoy wide ranging human experiences and emotions and enriching their lives.

    Characters In Cloudstreet Cloudstreet Characters: # We must remember that character creation is a construct; an artefact and central ones do not necessarily represent the author. Characters are either portrayed sympathetically or unsympathetically. The former are called protagonists, heroes or good guys while the latter are antagonists, villains or bad guys. Sometimes main characters are picaresque – likeable but harmless rogues, larrikins or scoundrels –“loveable rogues”. Martin Amis points out that over two millennia humans first told stories of Gods, then Kings, then Epic Heroes, then ordinary people , then anti-heroes, then villains, then demons and finally themselves.

    Characters Emma Main Characters: # We must remember that character creation is a construct; an artefact and central ones do not necessarily represent the author. Characters are either portrayed sympathetically or unsympathetically. The former are called protagonists, heroes or good guys while the latter are antagonists, villains or bad guys. Sometimes main characters are picaresque – likeable but harmless rogues, larrikins or scoundrels –“loveable rogues”. Martin Amis points out that over two millennia humans first told stories of Gods, then Kings, then Epic Heroes, then ordinary people , then anti-heroes, then villains, then demons and finally themselves.

    Case Studies Case studies of Post traumatic stress and its symptoms. # Both Uncle Jake Heinrichs and his twin Anne Ogilvie felt inordinate guilt as a result of sitting in the front seat of the car when their father was killed. They were only 19. Each in their own way felt they were in some way responsible for his death. It affected the rest of their lives in different ways.

    Biography Mary Shelley Biography of Mary Shelley # Mary Godwin was born on August 30, 1797 in London to Mary Wollstonecraft (an early feminist writer) and William Godwin (also a writer on social and political issues). Mary’s mother died 10 days after giving birth to her, one of the many deaths that were to affect her life. Her father’s devastation at the death of his wife may have influenced the many deaths related in Frankenstein.

    1984 George Orwell **George Orwell, aka, Eric Arthur Blair, (1903, - Bengal, India, - 1950, London, England)** English novelist, essayist, and critic, famous for his novels Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-four (1949), the latter a profound anti-utopian novel that examines the dangers of totalitarian rule. (Britannica) Orwell attempted a renunciation of his privileged schooling by slumming it in Paris and London, going underground with the miners in northern England and in fighting with the socialists in the Spanish Civil War.

    Huck Finn **Huckleberry Finn ** # by Samuel Longhorne Clemens aka Mark Twain (mark- two fathoms) Mark Twain is one of America’s 19th century most quoted writers. His laconic, sardonic wit sums up most of what Bruce Michelson calls “the power of art to affirm life even as it denies all of the illusions that constitute life”. Art attempts to represent reality through illusion - metaphor - analogy myth ….

    Characters In Skin Of A Lion Characters In the Skin of a Lion # We must remember that character creation is a construct; an artefact and central ones do not necessarily represent the author. Characters are either portrayed sympathetically or unsympathetically. The former are called protagonists, heroes or good guys while the latter are antagonists, villains or bad guys. Sometimes main characters are picaresque – likeable but harmless rogues, larrikins or scoundrels –“loveable rogues”.

    Australia Tyranny Australia’s slide into Tyranny # Primitive societies were obsessed with fertility. Any drought, famine or pestilence was seen as a punishment from superior beings. The safety and welfare of the tribe depended on the health and life of a semi-divine or demi-god ruler. A healthy vigorous and virile king ensures natural and human productivity. A sick, maimed or impotent king brings blight and disease to the land and the people.

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    Characters My Place Characters: My Place - Sally Morgan # None of the characters in the book are well known except in that each is special and loved and eventually become noteworthy, full of worth. Nan at first feels worthless but gradually develops self worth through love exhibited by her child and grandchildren. The main Characters are: **Sally **- The first person narrator, Sally simply and candidly tells us the story of her life and her emerging self discovery and voice.

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    Elizabeth Bennet Elizabeth Bennet (Lizzy) # The second daughter of the Bennets who is lively, intelligent, witty and sensible. *‘I must confess,’ writes Jane Austen, of Elizabeth Bennet, ‘that I think her as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print and how I shall be able to tolerate those who do not like her at least I do not know.’ *Letters, II, p. 297 (to Cassandra Austen, 29 January I813).

    Frankenstein 1449955 Intro To 1984 In 1948, George Orwell, a psedonymn for Eric Blair, published a futruristic novel naming it 1984.

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    The Novel as Genre # When we read we eradicate the illusion of our separateness. George Saunders Early forms of literature evolved from imitative re-enactments, to dance, to Epic tales to full fledged drama, Poetry and common Tales. Epic literature demands a detached awe, Poetry engagement of all senses, drama evokes pathos to feel sympathy, while the novel appeals to engagement for empathy. Martin Amis points out that over two millennia humans first told stories of Gods, then Kings, then Epic Heroes, then ordinary people, then anti-heroes, then villains, then demons and finally themselves.

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