Mirror image –Lena Coakley by p. Baburaj Senior Lecturer Sherubtse college, Bhutan Science fiction.
Modern science fiction is the only form of literature that is consistently considers the nature of the changes that face us, the possible consequences and the possible solutions. Science fiction is that branch of literature which is considered with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings. Science fiction is futuristic that means something may come in reality in future. The mirror image is about Alice a fourteen years old girl who under goes brain transplantation as a result of a fatal accident. The story presents the problem of dual personality and the crisis Alice faces. Alice is in the world of dilemma. She is unable to escape from her identity crisis. She is troubled by the feelings of belongingness. Lena Coakley beautifully expresses the impact of science, namely, the impact of brain transplantation. Here the question is whether the body is important or the brain is important. Vignettes
A short but interesting piece of writing or section of a film or a novel. The psychological impact the accident has on the central character – Alice, her mother and her sister is expressively brought into the mind of the reader by Lena Coakley using a series of vignettes. The theme of the story, the ethics of the modern medical science is implied through different vignettes. The question posed by the author here is whether the medical professionals have the right to do such experiment on an innocent unconscious persona. in utmost care of class 12by P. Baburaj Written in – contemporary language and in modern style.
Vignettes – a short interesting piece of writing or section of a film/novel. Episodic in structure
Science fiction (refer ‘test’)
The psychological impact the accident has on the central character, namely, Alice and other members of her family, Gail’s family and society in general. The theme of the story – the ethics of modern medical science,...
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