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    Speculative Fiction is defined as a broad literary genre encompassing any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic elements (dictionary.com). Therefore, by its very nature speculative fiction explores possible societal reactions to certain events. For instance, in Jules Verne’s novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Captain Nemo creates a submarine vessel that resembles a gigantic narwhal and accidentally crashes into a ship, the Scotia. Society, not understanding it was human err,

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    Speculative fiction is a genre of literature that explores worlds that are different from the real world in a specific or purposeful way. The sequence of events presented in speculative fiction is often like events possible in the real world, but fantastic enough to seem equally impossible. “The key emphasis in this definition is on speculative representation of what would happen had the actual chain of causes or the matrix of reality- conditions been replaced with other conditions” (Gill 73). This

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    Speculative fiction books can be described as books that allow readers to enter worlds of pure imagination. It is also referred to as nonrealistic fiction and includes fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Many of these types of books include futuristic settings and ideas. Speculative fiction books also often include imaginative worlds and possibilities that draw a reader away from the real world. It is for this reason that speculative fiction has become an incredibly popular genre and young adults

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    Features of Dystopian and Speculative Fiction in The Handmaid’s Tale and Never Let Me Go The Handmaid’s Tale, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood’s sixth novel which was first published in 1985 is as controversial as Japanese-born novelist Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go that was published for the first time in 2005 in the sense that both works have been the subject of great debate about their genres. The Handmaid’s Tale has been labelled as a science fiction novel by critics like David Langford and

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    The Eleventh Plague Literary Analysis

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    a girl named Jenny, and when they play a prank that sends Jenny, and when they play a prank that sends the town into chaos. A war is started and it is up to them to help stop it. I thought that The Eleventh Plague was a believable piece of Speculative Fiction because of Hirsch's use of elements of Conflict, Theme, and Red Herrings. Hirsch helps make his story believable by adding some conflict that some people can relate to, Bullying. On page 105 Will the bully told Stephen “What are you doing here”

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    Think of a story that takes our world and changes it into something we all wish for, or something no one would ever believe happening. This is what we call speculative fiction. It is a story that is pure fiction whether it is about zombies, horror, utopias, or an alternative history. Both stories show speculative fiction well. “Marionettes, Inc.” has two main characters. The characters had both gone out to drink with each other and were returning home. One of the characters is named Barling he is

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    natural human instincts from the individuals. This can be witnessed in Fritz Lang’s silent expressionist film ‘Metropolis’, which focuses on the impact of the industrial revolution and its consequences, and George Orwell’s dystopian science speculative fiction novel ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ (1984), which focuses on the negative impacts of the rise of totalitarian regimes. While Metropolis envisages control for economic benefit, ‘1984’ envisages control for an oligarchic benefit. Ultimately, ‘Metropolis’

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    How The Others and Nosferatu Establish a Genre and Narrative In this essay I am going to compare and discuss the ways in which the opening titles of Frederich Murnau's Nosferatu and Alejandro Amenabar's The Others establish horror genre and narrative. The two films differ a great deal and hopefully I will be able to describe each one in detail. Although both Nosferatu and The Others are stereotypically horror films they each have their own purpose and ways to put horror across to the

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    Learning From Literature

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    spare any details in his speculative fiction novel, which explores a deeper and harsher truth of humanity that we often choose to ignore and conceal because of its undesirable qualities. It is a fascinating, frightening, and satisfying experience that wakes us up from our illusion of superiority as humans, bringing us back to the reality of our existence as animals, and exposes all the flaws and beauty of human nature, by means of a dystopia. In works of speculative fiction, the subject of human psychology

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    aristotle

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    Aristotle Politics Aristotle in his book politics, argues that the political association is the highest form of human association , and making all his conclusions based on the assumption that ‘polis’ is the best and only sensible political system. He further adds that political association is the most sovereign and aims at the highest good Politics is largely an attempt to determine or rather prove that political association is the best suited way for securing the happiness of its members

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