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Through out the semester we have read several novels along with an array of short stories Some of the novels covered were Mary Shelleys Frankenstein and Philip K Dicks Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and John Wyndhams The Day of the Triffids In each of these novels there has been some kind of event forcing the protagonists to act in a manner that they were not accustomed to before There are certainly similarities and differences between the various characters in these novels It is the significant events themselves that causes the characters actions motivations desires thoughts and attitudes to change It is the changes between the characters actions motivations desires thoughts and attitudes that will be displayed in this paper In each of the texts we have read all of the main characters have been loaners Each is forced into some kind of event which puts an incredible amount of stress on the character Each characters actions motivations desires thoughts and attitudes are affected never returning to there prior state It is the fact that they are loaners that makes them more flexible to dealing with their new challenges Victor Frankenstein is a young scientist who creates a monster which comes back to punish him for all the grief which he had caused his creation Victor under goes both physical and psychological strains through out the novel as a result of the torment of his evil creation driving him to become a loaner In The Day of the Triffids the character Bill is the survivor of a catastrophic event He was a loaner who was faced with the new challenge of survival which he had not been accustomed to before From his actions to his attitudes these were completely affected by the task of survival In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Rick Deckard is a bounty hunter who seeks and destroys androids that are illegally on earth His work affects
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