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Unformatted text preview: characters ascension to Mars lacks any reasoning or explanation behind this unbelievable feat. Just before this event, the protagonist left his body and the reader is left with a sort of metaphysical assumption as to the functionality behind this incident. The only considerable technological feat in the story is the weaponry, which quite frankly does not differ much from weaponry of the time other than performance of the weapons. Overall, the story appears to be more of a transposition of the wild-west theme to a new unexplored (at the time) terrain a Martian terrain to be precise. As such, A Princess of Mars falls into the genre of fantasy much more suitably than science fiction....
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course ENGL 191 taught by Professor Shackelford,laura during the Fall '04 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Fall '04