The Literary Evidence for 'The Man in the High Castle'

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The Literary Evidence for "The Man in the High Castle" Literature sounds too stuffy and high-browed an descriptor for Science Fiction as a genre. Science fiction is meant to be fantasy, something that is not real and does not strive to meet the literary aspirations of those who would write meaningful prose. Not to say that science fiction writers do not want to something meaningful, but even though the genre may be filled with writers who are degraded by "real" authors as a breed, does not mean that there are not classics that have been recognized as achieving a literary mark. It can be argued, because of the use of literary devices, that there are those science fiction novels that definitely reach the level anyone would consider literature, and among these is a book from Phillip K. Dick called The Man in the High Castle. This paper examines what literary devices were used in this book to make it both a work of science fiction and a work of literature. Summary The Allied Powers lost World War II because the US never entered the war believing it was better to remain isolationist. The result of this action was that the world becomes a puppet of Japan and Germany and these two superpowers engage in a cold war that Germany seems destined to win. The United States, where much of the action takes place (Dick). The novel is a representation of the tyranny that would have occurred had these two powers won the war instead of the Allies. The main literary device used
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