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Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve Essay

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Fever Crumb

Characters In the beginning of the story the main character, Fever Crumb, is rational and reasonable. “Then there was her hair, or rather, lack of hair. The order was keen to hurry humankind into the future, and they believed that hair was unnecessary. Fever shaved her head every other morning.” (8). This quote shows how Fever is rational because she removes things from her life that have more to do with comfort and beauty, which she believes to be irrational, than have to do with usefulness. Fever has been sheltered from irrational things for most of her life so when she is thrust into the city of normal people she doesn't understand why they have or do irrational things. In the end of the book she doesn’t have the
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Connotative- a blurring of the truth, dishonesty “Rational”(17)
Denotative-agreeable to reason; reasonable; sensible
Connotative-useful, purposeful
“Beauty” (9)
Denotative-the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern, or something else (as a personality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest).
Connotative- useless, unnecessary
“Safe”(47)
Denotative-secure from liability to harm, injury, danger, or risk: a safe place.
Connotative- comforting
“Absurd”(214)
Denotative-utterly or obviously senseless, illogical, or untrue; contrary to all reason or common sense; laughably foolish or false
Connotative- wild, ridiculous
“Electronic”(52)
Denotative-of or pertaining to electronics or to devices, circuits, or systems developed through electronics.
Connotative-ancient, magical
“Foolish”(3)
Denotative-resulting from or showing a lack of sense; ill-considered; unwise
Connotative-ridiculous, unnecessary
“Reason”(4)
Denotative-sound judgment; good sense.
Connotative-sensible
“Different”(11)
Denotative-not alike in character or quality; differing; dissimilar
Connotative-bad, dangerous
“War”(5)
Denotative-a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air.
Connotative-terror, chaos
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