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In this essay i made an analysis of significance the real life and visional settings. ‘Think of it’, Dialta Downes had said, ‘as a kind of alternate America: a 1980 that never happened. An architecture of broken dreams’. Ways that we dream about the world sometimes create a shared vision that we start to believe is real. “Gernsback Continuum” turns backward to a future that didn’t exist physically, but exists as ‘semiotic ghost of a pristine American future, he showed how these visions of modern technology can separate us from our own reality and the personal meaning our world should hold for us. Before the narrator goes “over the Edge” he has a realistic view of what American looks like.At the beginning of the story, the narrator sees the American 1930’s as more imperfect versus the image that Dialta Downes has, which almost mirrors Hilter’s ‘perfect society’. At this point, the narrator hasn’t been affected by Downes ideals. After, the public life of his 1980s America, with its crime, nuclear
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  • Spring '16
  • Short story, Existence, Reality, The Gernsback Continuum, Dialta Downes

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