Engels, Heroes in literature
The Universe versus Alex Wood
It was planetary news for several weeks.
Nothing, the last thing he remembers is a school trip to Bristol Zoo where he was reprimanded for trying to feed a Mars bar to a spider monkey, and that was at least two weeks before he was taken into hospital.
Because Alex is bleeding and his cannula came out.
Because that is a very simple and obvious question everyone should know and because he remembers it so well.
She was really worried because he didn’t wake up and now she’s happy that he woke up.
Because he hoped it was a meteor, that would have sounded much cooler.
That he is just a young child.
He hoped he would have a scar because the thought that sounds tough.
She thinks the answers and questions are too straight forward.
He is extremely deaf, he thought Alex asked: ‘’what kind of cold?’’ So he answered: ‘’FREEZING!’’
The catcher in the Rye
His parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if he told anything pretty personal about them.
In a closed institution.
Because he is selling his talents as a scriptwriter for money.
Because only seniors were allowed to bring girls with them and it was a boy school.
Because she didn’t brag about being the headmaster’s daughter and about how great he was, and she was a pretty nice girl.
He left all the foils and equipment and stuff on the subway.
Because he was flunking four subjects and not applying himself and all.
It was a good reminder of saying goodbye and a good memory.
– Running away from his problems.
– To keep himself warm.
They couldn’t afford one: ‘’they didn’t have too much dough.’’
Lies of silence
In Belfast, this can be derived from the streets he’s driving through and he is approaching Queens University, settled in Belfast.
A degree. No it did not, he hoped it was a passport to freedom, but it was just the end of it.
He had not found the teaching job he wanted in England of in some faraway exotic place. His grandfather had run pubs and a hotel, his father ran a hotel and so he ended up like them
To build up suspense, to make you aware of the situation and like this the emotions come to their rights.
Alun Pottinger, the ‘mad dog of Protestant Ulster’.
The bomb must hit it’s right target, so he has to park on his own parking lot, right under the Emerald Room.
Because he knew what was going to happen to all these ordinary, innocent people and he regrets it.
He regrets his choice.
He is old and probably grumpy, his nickname is nevertheless ‘mag dog of Protestant Ulster’.
The lift was seldomly working and at that time the electric current was cut off during daylight hours.
He thought it was safer.
He tries to remember if London had always looked like the way it does now.
Explain these slogans used by the party.
War is peace: only when people are at war they stand up for themselves and for what they believe in. They fight for what they feel is right. Only when you have fought for your believes you’ve peace with yourself. This is because you did something to make a difference. à the party says this so people think war is good.
Freedom is slavery: the Party says this so people are okay with their watched life. When people notice it’s the opposite of what the party wants they will uprise against the party.
Ignorance is strength: accept what is happening and do not speak about things you see that should not have been seen. That makes you strong (according to the Party) and being strong is good.
It was a place impossible to enter.
For the future and for the unborn.
Members of the party were not supposed to go into ordinary shops.
He merrily lost the power of expressing himself and he has forgotten what he intended to say.
The people are brainwashed by the government. The government wants you to think this is funny and good so the people won’t uprise.
Decline and fall
They didn’t want to be at college and they were afraid of the Bollingers.
Epileptic royalty, uncouth peers, smooth young men, illiterate lairds, ambitious young barristers and Conservative candidates (upper class)
He’s afraid that the Bollinger would see him.
So they get more money, more port for them.
Because they are outcasts, for example: they have money but they do not spend it, another one possesses a painting or a piano.
Intelligent, smart and motivated
Because they don’t want an outrage.
They made him run the whole length of the quadrangle without his trousers.
Because it’s to be doubted whether he can pay because he is not very well off and running around without trousers is not tolerated.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
To God, Cain murders Abel.
They are his family or he knows them for a long time.
The street shone out in contrast to its clingy neighbourhood (cleaner, wealthier and calmer).
A man trampled over a girl and left her screaming.
He gave a view halloa, took to his heels, collared his gentleman, and brought out to the group around the girl.
he ran over the girl without calling, his appearance was cool and mean.
Burn his reputation to the ground, make him the most hated man in town.
Because he didn’t trust the man (Dr Jekyll).
The man who ran over the little girl (drawer of the cheque).
He could bring someone into trouble, he had no intention to do that.
Because he knows something (he knows who the cheque signer is).
He felt that he must have something in reserve for his dreadful acquaintance, and his ally the still more dreadful young man.
He wants to play the game with Joe.
The I person made his bread disappear in a miracle way.
Very strict and aggressive.
So they would puke.
Because he was afraid of the man with the iron on his leg.
He doesn’t understand words and sentences, he asks what they mean and he believes the criminal.
She: she raised him as if he was her own son.
Dickens: if you don’t listen you get hit ‘’by hand’’.
He has no light (no candle) and he doesn’t want to make a noise.
So the criminals can file themselves free.
Questions on The day of the Triffids
Nobody came to take off his bandages, planned that day, no nurse came when he rang the bell, medley voices shouted back at him and he couldn’t see a thing.
He was scared he endangered his sight.
To darken the room a little bit more
He took a whole hour to get used to daylight, he put on dark glasses.
the sky was clear, there were no cars driving and not a chimney was smoking, so no smoke in the air.
He is blind so he can feel his way along.
So he can make a call, and after all to commit suicide.
They are all blind.
Alien invasion or a nuclear war, everyone was dead, blind or in the hospital.