Andre Norton 's Daybreak 2250 A.d

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The world in which we dwell is so complex that it would take a lifetime to grasp and comprehend, and that is why we are given a lifetime. What’s most fascinating about our world is the worlds within it, we are able to create and recreate what is around us and document it through writing. Andre Norton’s Daybreak 2250 A.D. is an excellent example of a textual work that was crafted under the influence of a world structured by the author’s experience and interpreted by the reader’s understanding of their world. We can examine our world, the worlds we read about, and the worlds of the authors of the works that we read, through the lenses of communication, resourcing, and relationship. Every world has a means of communication that is developed within a specific society in our world technology is an integral part of that, in Norton’s world the technology was different, and in the world of Daybreak 2250 A.D. communication was broken down through language and accents. Resources are obtained in different ways in different worlds, Norton’s world and our world is similar in that we have jobs to obtain money to buy ourselves food and water, in the world of Daybreak 2250 A.D. they must hunt for their resources. The last lense through which we will examine the similarities and differences of our worlds is relationship, specifically how our societies relate to each other. Fors was a mutant, he was not accepted by those in his tribe and he sought out to gain the approval of his people.

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