Free Argumentative Essays: Lena's Delirium Love

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In Delirium love is illegal. At the age of 18 everyone undergoes an operation that prevents them from getting the disease “amor deliria nervosa” or falling in love. The citizens are told the cure will make them safe. Lena, the protagonist, believes these lies and thinks love is something to be avoided until she is safe after her operation. However, Lena’s best friend, Hana, is not sure. She attends highly illegal parties with unregulated music and no gender segregation. Once, Lena attended such a party where she met a boy named Alex, a “cured”. After that, Alex was in her life even though she never went to another party. Later on, during raid night (when raiders search citizens for delirium), a party is held; Lena feels obligated to save Hana …show more content…
I found this title when searching for “books like Ender’s Game” online. Though I ended up finding two books to read, I read this one more recently than the other (The 5th Wave). I decided to do my project on this one because the arguments the author made were relatable to our world today, clear, well thought out and still fresh in my …show more content…
I thought that the author’s perceptions about today’s society were compelling and the way it was written made the reader question their beliefs and/or courage to do the right thing and make the right choices. The book was also very interesting with an intriguing plot line that never felt slow for very long. I can’t wait to read the second installment, Pandemonium.

My favorite part of the book is how the author sets up the world. Before every chapter the author includes snippets of laws or manuals from their world and history of how the government came to be. When reading a novel it is fun to imagine how one might act differently than the protagonist and having a deeper understanding of their universe makes reading more interesting, which is part of the reason I like reading science fiction so much.

I would defiantly recommend the book to anyone who likes science fiction or popular fiction like The Hunger Games. Also if they have read either Uglies by Scott Westerfeld or The Giver by Lois Lowry and at least liked the concept of the book I think they would enjoy this novel too as the worlds are very similar in the ways that the characters

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