The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Book Report

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Jake Marasco 2/5/13 Per. 5 Honors English The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy starts with Earthman Arthur Dent facing the demolition of his house to make way for a motorway bypass. He was then met by hi friend Ford Prefect who had three things to tell him: He was an alien from Beetlegeuse, He was a writer for the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and the Earth was about to be destroyed. Arthur and Ford get picked up by a Vogon ship avoiding their destruction along with Earth. However the Vogons aren’t particularly fond of hitchhikers and Arthur and Ford end up getting blasted into the vastly huge vacuum of space, but before they suffocate they are rescued by Ford’s semi-cousin Zaphod Beeblebrox.…show more content…
The sperm whale was trying to come to terms with its identity and thought “What’s happening, who am I, why am I here, what’s my purpose in life?” and the bowl of petunias thought “oh no, not again.” Since the inanimate objects were able to think they were given human traits. This example also shows another literary term, that term is stream of consciousness. “The phrase stream of consciousness refers to an uninterrupted collection and occurrence of thoughts and ideas in the conscious mind. In literature, the phrase refers to the flow of these thoughts; with reference to a particular character’s thinking process. This literary device is usually used in order to provide a narrative in the form of the character’s thoughts instead of using dialogue or description.” ( All of these literary devices contribute to the story and some way and they produce a vivid mental image while we read the

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