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    To be a woman in the 25th Century world of Alfred Bester’s The Stars My Destination is to lead an inherently dangerous and confined existence. In it, jaunting–an act more or less equivalent to teleporting–has made women into something of a protected class in the face of the looming threat of sexual assault. Many, such as Jisbella McQueen and Olivia Presteign, express, in their own divergent ways, a dissatisfaction with this existence, and seek to either overtly or in secret defy its confines. There are, however, greater and more wide-reaching confines on womanhood ingrained not in the world of the novel itself, but in the framework which defines it: the monomyth. The monomyth, first defined by American mythologist and writer Joseph Campbell in The Hero with a Thousand Faces, is a narrative pattern, widely found in human myths, legends, and religious fables, in which the hero is “called to an adventure, crosses the threshold to an unknown world to endure tests and trials, and usually returns with a boon that benefits his fellows” (qtd. Palumbo 333). Closer examination of this model, which generally confines women to one or a blend of two roles: goddess or temptress, reveals exclusion of women not only from a wider degree of involvement in the narrative, including the central role of hero, but also from the degree of psychological complexity regularly afforded him. Consequently, for Jisbella and Olivia, their evolution as characters is within the confines of these predefined…

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    According to Robert F. Reid-Pharr, “There is perhaps no strong impetus within the study of Black American literature and culture than the will to return, the desire to name the original, the source, the root, that seminal moment at which the many-tongued diversity of ancient West Africa gave way to the monolingualism of black North America” (135). Often this journey happens in black literature. Since the Emancipation Proclamation, former slaves, and occasionally non-slave abolitionists, have…

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    Bradbury became one of the most honored American authors in the genres of fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery. In the 1950’s many authors were writing motivational novels, but not Bradbury. His desire for fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery set him aside from other authors and he was widely noticed. “When people asked about the purpose of his novels, Bradbury responded, ‘I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it’” (“Ray Bradbury” Encyclopedia). Ray Bradbury was…

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    A lot of people think science fiction writers try to predict the future in their stories. But to be honest predicting the future is very difficult. They try to combine many things together to get that image on how it will affect the characters in their stories. There to be many things that they can imagine. They can imagine good features where disease and hunger were exposed at. They can also imagine about future things like how poverty is even more widespread than it is today. But how will…

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    What will be humanity’s next step? This question has been addressed by every science fiction writer in the genre’s history. The predictions made by these writers in their fiction are usually based upon the current state of politics in the time in which they are writing, with some of the most famous works coming in the time following World War II at the height of the Cold War. Some write of a bright future, where all of the world’s nations have unified into one government and humans have become…

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    Kurt Vonnegut is one of the most influential American novelists of the twentieth century who has brought about a phenomenal distinction in literature. Most of the writers have written only in a particular concept or genre, but Kurt Vonnegut has imprinted his undeniable mark in science fiction with humor, social commentary with absurdity and so on. Kurt Vonnegut has written fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. His works are occupied with…

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    Illustrated Man) as part of the required curriculum. Ray Bradbury shows the reader several contemptuous and optimistic effects technology has on mankind, he had also accomplished several phenomena about his life. Ray Bradbury is arguably the greatest science-fiction writer of all-time as proven by the prophetic nature of his work, an abundance of his writing, and influence on the genre. Ray Bradbury, American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and poet, was born August 22, 1920, in…

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    Reality with Ray Bradbury Sometimes reality is too hard to bear, it is unfair, or it is just plain simply unsatisfying. Current situations can be disappointing, leading people to seek comfort in other areas or aspects in life. Usually seeking an answer as to how it is that they ended up where they are, or what they could have done differently to have gotten a better life. Often fantasizing as to how great things could have been if people would respect one another or were treated equally with…

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    To begin, Ray Bradbury was important to American literature for his fantasy short stories. From the book I read, Fahrenheit 451, I got the impression that Bradbury has a theme of writing stories that have non-fiction based events occurring. However, everything that happens is overall fictional or unrealistic. For example, in my book, a guy named Guy Montag was a fireman who burned books along with every other citizen who doesn’t necessarily live by the “rules.” Although, there are many parts of…

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    Martin, born as George Raymond Marin (September 20, 1948) is an American novelist writer in the fantasy, horror and science fiction. He sold his first short story, "The Hero," to Galaxy, a science fiction magazine, which was published in 1971. He published nine novels, ten short story collections, and one children's book. From all of his good work one of his best known is the Song of Ice and Fire series. On 2015 he won the Emmy Award for the outstanding Drama series known as Game Of Thrones…

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