Analysis Of Said The Ticktockman By Harlan Ellison

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Harlan Ellison is also a writer known for his work in science fiction among various mediums. Ellison won the Nebula Award in 1965 for his short story “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said The Ticktockman” ("Harlan Ellison | American Author."). Besides his work in literature, Ellison also wrote screenplays for TV shows such as Star Trek and The Twilight Zone ("Harlan Ellison | American Author."). Ellison’s short story, “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said The Ticktockman”, can be seen as a social critique on society’s growing infatuation with time and efficiency. The story is set in a dystopia in the future where time is valued above everything else. Every aspect of daily life is intertwined and covered by a tight schedule. Since time is so valued and appreciated
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