Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Sparknotes

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Don’t Panic- America is Being Run by a Two-Headed Intergalactic Troll: Or How Humorous Social Commentary from the “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” Shapes its Way into a Current Political Reality What is the true role of a political leader? The novel, “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” asks us to ponder this question, and with the use of satire, further explores and contrasts the positions relationship between the head of state and that of an engrossing personality figure. While being introduced to the description of the president of the galaxy, it is expressed that the presidents true purpose is to entertain its citizens while decisions are made elsewhere. Although the author, Douglas Adams, presents the idea of an inept figurehead as though…show more content…
Although enjoying high-name recognition for setting the tone of governmental organization, Trump’s example is poor at best. In lamentably gaining status as a celebrity, the biggest and best-known personality, he shifts from the coverage of serious issues by a publicly demanded obsession: “Trump has received far more media attention than any other Republican. Journalists and campaigns have, understandably, been reluctant to treat him as a serious candidate. The Huffington Post, for instance, decided it would cover him in the entertainment section” (Cohn). In essence, Trump has only deterred from political establishment and has dominated the press as a source of amusement. While we may look to the incumbent President for a serious global leader, perhaps it is inevitable that we may not find one. Instead, our misguided expectations must be adapted for the accurate role of Donald Trump: provoking entertainment that thrives on the reactions of its
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