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1. Test-Theodore Thomas

By P. Baburaj, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of English, Sherubtse college, Bhutan Author of: Language and writing, DSB Publication Thimphu
Communicative English, P. K. Books, Calicut
A perception on Literary Criticism, P.K. Books, Calicut

 A fantasy  Story takes place in an advanced form of hypnosis In simple level the protagonist-Robert Proctor behaves responsibly but he is denied the license. The story is futuristic.  Contains the elements of a science fiction.  Uses technical and scientific facts. Science fiction A broad genre of fiction that often involves speculation based on current/future science and technology. It is a fiction based on futuristic science. A form of fiction normally set in future that deals with an imaginary scientific or technological development. It is a kind of writing in any literary piece through science background but not necessary that everything written can be based on facts. The writing includes science but it is not a real thing, just an imagination/imaginative work presented through science. Features of science fiction Based on technology and science. Futuristic (making prediction about life in future) * Make believe the reader.

Examples        Too badIsaac Asimov. Robert- Isaac Asimov. Test- Theodore Thomas. Mirror ImageLena Coakley. All summer in a dayRay Brad Ben. ‘The Test’ is a Mixture of action stories and realism. The story explores the theme of the ethics of the power of the state to ‘control’ its citizens.-Individual versus state.

 Short and direct sentences are used to maintain the pace of action (esp. during the accident scene).  Story shows how writers are using sentence length to create mood.  Short sentences create a sense of tension, urgency and fast action.  Longer sentences-slow the pace and create a more thoughtful environment.  Story has two plots-in two different times or two different states of mind. 1) Accident (Hypnotizing) 2) Action in the testing...
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