Commentary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy there is absurdity, and unpredictable events on every page. The character’s spend their time searching for reason, and meaning behind life. “There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened." (Adams, 82) The universe is bizarre, and inexplicable in the extreme, and this novel is a prime example of life’s erratic events. British writer Douglas Adams was born 1952 in Cambridge, England. Adam’s illustrious career began with his many beloved comedy sketches. In 1978 he began writing radio scripts, this sparked his work on the Guide. Adam’s childhood is not well documented in any way. His most notorious works being Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and his work on the television series Doctor Who. Adams never wanted to publish Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as a novel but once he had it sold 15 million copies during his life, and was later adapted into a play, a TV show, a movie, and a computer game. Adam’s spent his life as an outspoken atheist, conjuring in his mind a sentient puddle who arose one day to think, "This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!" (Adams) demonstrating his belief that the ‘fine-tuned Universe’ argument for religion is false. Adam’s spent a lot of his time battling environmental issues. He climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing a Black Rhino suit in order to rai... ... middle of paper ... ...at could portray this story in such a way. It’s not just his stories, but the way he demonstrates them that is truly fantastic. When first looked at the novel is extremely humorous, there’s meaning under the clever exterior presented. Adam’s questions basically everything about life in this work; but he presents it in a humorous way. To several authors, and scientists Douglas Adams was a pillar of knowledge, and ethics which deserved respect. Biologist Richard Dawkins dedicated his book The God Delusion (2006) to Adams, writing on his death that "Science has lost a friend, literature has lost a luminary, the mountain gorilla and the black rhino have lost a gallant defender.” Conclusion In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy there is absurdity, and unpredictable events on every page. The character’s spend their time searching for reason, and meaning behind life.

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