The Shape of Things to Come First Worksheet

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Ryan O’Hearn Sunday, December 16, 2007 Questions for The Shape of Things to Come (up to page 60) 1. In what ways are Twain's "A Word of Explanation" in A Connecticut Yankee and Wells' "Introduction: The Dream Book of Dr Philip Raven" in Shape of Things to Come similar? Think in terms of the pairings of Twain/Morgan and Wells/Raven. They’re similar because both give an adequate background of how the story came about and makes it seem non-fictional as opposed to being complete fiction. The characters also seem to need each other in both situations, they were waiting for somebody to come along that wouldn’t think they were crazy and needed somebody they could trust. Why might Wells claim that he is not the author of the history? How plausible is the overall premise? Technically, he is not the author of the history, he is only the one who translated it from chicken scratch to a story someone can follow and find interesting instead of random notes and memories floating around on pieces of paper. He also wants to make the reader believe that he really attained this log of the history of the future from an old man, who later died. 2. What is the Chronological Institute? An organization or school working to put together a history of the evolution of man and the mind of man, including specific dates and such. 3. In 1930, which system claimed to be a world system? The league of nations was trying to be a world system, along with the Nazi party starting up and
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