Even though the characters in this book are animals that can talk, don�t go thinking this is like the movie "Babe
," with cute piglets and stuff. This is one of those books where the characters in the story "represent" some big political thing. Orwell was into political stuff.
Kurtz doesn�t really appear much in the book.....but people talk about him A LOT. Kurtz was an ivory agent who goes crazy and reverts back to basic primitive nature. He first kills all the Africans at takes their ivory. Then he controls a loyal army of African slaves and becomes the god of these people. What a nut
. Kurtz started out as a good guy but didn�t know he had this really evil side to him. It�s like when you and your friend go on a nice camping trip and then one guy turns into an asshole because he is no longer confined to home rules.
The basic point of [1984
] is that it is dangerous to let government have too much power. See, in this book, the government controlled everyone and everything they did. Now imagine if our government had too much power and we didn�t have our freedom anymore. That would suck wouldn�t it?
A good question to ask is: "Was Hamlet
Macduff and Macbeth get into a fight. Macbeth tells him that he cannot be killed by any man who was born by a woman. Macduff tells him he wasn�t "born" by a woman, the doctors did a C-Section, so he was "taken out" not "born." Then Macduff kills Macbeth, chops off his head, and carries it around. Malcolm is made the new king.
Ariel is like a spirit or a fairy (kinda like Tinkerbell). Ariel is a servant of Prospero. He can change into any shape he wants (like the bad terminator in T2).
Miller based the main character, Willy, on his own wacky Uncle Manny, who was a salesman.
Homer wrote another book called The Iliad. Some people think he wrote it before The Odyssey, some people think he wrote it afterwards. Some people think he didn�t write it at all. Whatever.
The language of the book if understood and used in a paper or essay can be awesome to a good grade (when used as quoted examples to back up a point you are making in your writing).
-- all taken from plotbytes.com
. note the last one (from a summary of 'their eyes were watching god'): 'the language... can be awesome to a good grade.' is there an m$ office plug-in to translate things to 'mook