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18/11/2010 11:02:00 Study Guide for "Saturday" Saturday Ian McEwan Study Guide (prepared by Mark A. Hector) 1. “… what it means to be a man. In a city. In a century. In transition. In a  mass. Transformed by science, Under organised power. Subject to tremendous  controls. In a condition caused by mechanization. … In a society that was no  community and devalued the person. Owing to the multiplied power of numbers  which made the self negligible.” Herzog, Saul Bellow, 1964 2. “His bedside clock shows three forty.”  3. “It’s as if, standing there in the darkness, he’s materialised out of  nothing, fully formed, unencumbered.” 
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4. Henry Perowne … “knows that sleep is behind him: to know the  difference between it and waking, to know the boundaries, is the essence of  sanity.” 5. “…, Henry thinks the city is a success, a brilliant invention, a biological  masterpiece --- millions teeming around the accumulated and layered  achievements of the centuries, as though around a coral reef, sleeping, working,  entertaining themselves, harmonious for the most part, nearly everyone wanting  it to work. And the Perownes’ own corner, a triumph of congruent proportion; …” 8. HP … “likes to be fast and accurate. … Perowne had it right first time  …” 9. “Andrea Chapman was a problem patient, a problem niece. … Within  hours of being admitted she was in conflict with the nurses, the ward sister and  an elderly patient who said she wouldn’t tolerate the obscene language.”
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10. “Operating never wearies Henry Perowne --- once busy within the  enclosed world of his firm, the theatre and its ordered procedures, and absorbed  by the vivid foreshortening of the operating microscope as he follows a corridor to  a desired site, he experiences a superhuman capacity, more like a craving, for  work.” 11. “He’s too experienced to be touched by the varieties of distress he  encounters --- his obligation is to be useful. Nor did the ward rounds or the  various weekly committees tire him.” 12. “It was the paperwork on Friday afternoon that brought him down, the  backlog of referrals, and responses to referrals, abstracts for two conferences,  letters to colleagues and editors, an unfinished peer review, contributions to  management initiatives, and government changes to the structure of the Trust,  and yet more revisions to teaching practices.”
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15. “Patients would be less happy to know that he’s (HP) not always  listening to them.” 18. “Henry can’t resist the urgency of his cases, or deny the egotistical joy 
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