Book Analysis: Jurassic Park

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1. After reading the thrilling novel, “Jurassic Park,” I can say with complete confidence that Dr. Alan Grant is the protagonist in the novel. He is the protagonist because most of the novel is written from his perspective and the scientific background information, specifically about dinosaurs comes from his thoughts and recollections. Grant doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty, and he sees himself differently from his haughty, academic colleagues, and I personally see that as a positive trait for a character. Throughout the crisis’ that take place in Jurassic Park, Dr. Grant remains the most “level-headed,” out of all the characters. Although it was difficult to decide where Dr. Grant stood, I came to the conclusion that he is a dynamic protagonist. The first event that led me to believe that Grant is dynamic is near the beginning of the novel when Grant is on the phone with Miss Levin. Once she tells Grant that she believes there’s a fragment of a dinosaur in her lab, Grant quickly brushes that idea off as if it’s the most ridiculous thing he’s ever heard. Once the fax was sent over to him, it was clear that Dr. Grant no longer believed it was a lizard, although he was still hesitant. The second event that led me to believe that Grant is indeed dynamic was when the group first arrives to the island in Costa Rica and the very first thing they see is the brontosaur. Grant was so amazed that he couldn’t even catch his breath. It was at this part in the novel when I realized that Grant isn’t a one-sided kind of guy. The third event that took place in the novel was when they’re all discussing the big question, “How is this possible?” Throughout his entire career, Grant never moved forward because he was stuck on the fact that you couldn’t clone dinosaurs. He thought it might only be possible if they were to find a frozen or mummified dinosaur, and once he learnt that a mosquito was behind all of it, he was amazed. After this occurred, Grant was an even stronger...
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