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Science fiction stories frequently have some kind of disaster andthen the reaction of human kind to that disaster Robert OBrienhas created two extreme characters Ann Burden a nurturingkind and loving girl and Mr Loomis a cold distant and bitter man The author has very cleverly made the names of the characters correspond to their personality Ann Burden lifting the burden of the world Mr Loomis looming mysterious and sinister These contrasting characters are the essence of this science fiction novel Z for Zachariah because of its characters is the perfect example of a good science fiction novel We are set up with a very happy and optimistic young girl who lives in her peaceful valley In this valley she runs her own farm and looks after all her animals Everything Ann does eventhe smallest of things develops her character into the nurturing and thoughtful girl she is and then I saw it a small rumpled black thing - a babycrowI watched it and it watched me with very lovely smallblack eyes Evil starts to take over When Mr Loomis comes to Anns valley she is scared and hides in a secret cave I am afraid Someone is coming Mr Loomis becomes sick and although she didnt know who he was or where he came from Ann still nursed him back to health Here the author shows Anns character as someone who can look after and help other people We are then introduced to Mr Loomis a figure who arrives at Anns valley He comes in his red suit and sets up his camp Loomis becomes sick and even when he is almost dead in bed there is always something sinister about this man In his dreams he talks out aloud and Ann hears him talking about a man named Edward Edward was going to steal the suit so Mr Loomis shot him and killed him No I warn
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