Stranger in a Strange Land

Page 1 of 48 - About 472 essays
  • A Stranger In Strange Lands Analysis

    535 Words  | 3 Pages

    The Article “A Stranger in Strange Lands” written by Lucille P. McCarthy is an examination of the writing process. This article follows a college student through a twenty-one month study to determine how the students writing ability is affected as he transitions from one classroom to another. Focusing on specific writing processes in different types of classrooms,this article hopes to uncover the importance and effect of writing towards a specific audience within a particular genre and to offer a

  • Stranger in a Strange Land Essay

    1314 Words  | 6 Pages

    Stranger in a Strange Land is a book written by Robert A. Heinlein that completely throws away the social mores of the late fifties/ early sixties society. The book opens with a ship returning from a trip to Mars with an interesting passenger, a man, Michael Valentine Smith who was the son of a previous voyage to Mars that was believed to be entirely dead. This was a human raised by Martians, who are an ancient race that has various powers that are discovered later in the book to be possessed by

  • Stranger In A Strange Land Sparknotes

    1038 Words  | 5 Pages

    Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land is a novel that follows Valentine Michael Smith, a Martian, in his pursuit of adapting to life on Earth. Michael is brought to Earth and is held under constant security by the government due to the fact that he is legally the owner of the planet Mars. Ben Caxton, a reporter, and Jill Boardman, a nurse at the hospital that is holding Smith, plot to free “The Man from Mars.” However, the government becomes aware

  • Analyzing Heinlein's 'Stranger In A Strange Land'

    872 Words  | 4 Pages

    Blackmore, Tim. "Talking with 'Strangers': Interrogating the Many Texts That Became Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land." Extrapolation 36.2 (Summer 1995): 136-150. Literature Resource Center. Web. 8 Nov. 2016.Overall, Blackmore discusses how Stranger in a Strange Land is an example of criticism often being interpreted very differently by many people. Stranger in a Strange Land falls into what Alexei Panshin calls one of the three main ideas in Heinlein’s major works: decay and isolation. As an

  • Analyzing Catron's 'Stranger In A Strange Land'

    774 Words  | 4 Pages

    Catron, Christine R. "Stranger In A Strange Land." Magill’s Guide To Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature (1996): 1-2. Literary Reference Center. Web. 11 Nov. 2016. The article begins with a summary on the plot of Stranger in a Strange Land. In the summary, Catron mentions how Smith is the son of Dr. Mary Jane Lyle Smith and Captain Michael Brunt of who is not Dr. Mary Jane Lyle Smith’s husband. The affair connects back to Smith’s inclusion of freedom of sexual relations in Smith’s church by displaying

  • Summary Of Robert Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land

    1345 Words  | 6 Pages

    guidance through hardship. Society is grateful for those who they believe are all-knowing individuals who will only do right by them. These teachers and government officials in society are the equivalent to “Old Ones” in Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land. They are the ones the Martians trust to guide them, and rightfully so as their creditability is built upon the fact the use the idea of grok, or fully understand situation, before acting or passing judgement on it. These reputable figureheads

  • Women on the Edge of Time and Stranger in a Strange Land Essay

    1254 Words  | 6 Pages

    The novel Women on the Edge of Time and Stranger in a Strange Land have some similarities. They both depict how the gender socialization process is bias and a catalyst to gender disparity in the society. Both stories bring to light how men are given privileged as compared to women in the society. Analyzing the two stories and using outside sources I will draw a conclusion on how gender and power ideologies have equality impacted our society. “Women on the Edge of Time” is a book written by Marge

  • Analysis Of Richard Rodriguez 's A Stranger And Strange Lands Essay

    2274 Words  | 10 Pages

    studying the concept of reading and writing in different communities. To assess this, we have read two different texts. Richard Rodriguez’s the achievement of desire”, from his autobiography “Hunger of Memory”; and Lucille McCarthy’s “A Stranger in Strange Lands: A College Student Writing across the Curriculum” from “Research in the Teaching of English”. Both answer key questions regarding what it takes to become a great reader and writer, however, from the reading that I have done, each one only

  • The Human Martian, By Robert A. Heinlein

    1658 Words  | 7 Pages

    the the truth about religion to the world and create a utopian society in the novel Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. Heinlein served in the Navy and was a socialist politician before beginning his writing career. His second wife had a large influence on his political views and was the one who convinced him to run for the state assembly. After his loss, he became an author. Stranger in a Strange Land is Heinlein’s most popular book, however, his views on socialism and liberalism were

  • My Student Personnel Class : An Director Of The International Center At Springfield College

    901 Words  | 4 Pages

    For my student personnel class, I had the opportunity to interview a higher education administrator, Deborah Alm. She is the director of the International Center at Springfield College, a private medium-sized coeducational college in Western Massachusetts. Her office is located in one of those red brick wall buildings, lie on Alden Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. I live not far from the campus area and I drive through Alden Street quite often. I always wonder what is it like to be working in