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What are the effects of exile & home in Fahrenheit 451, The Odyssey, The Adventures...

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Posted December 14, 2010 at 6:56 AM via web

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What are the effects of exile & home in Fahrenheit 451, The Odyssey, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, & Of Mice and Men?

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missy575 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 14, 2010 at 9:38 AM (Answer #1)

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This is a fairly complex question, it really deserves four separate questions. Thus, I will give you an answer, but it will be brief:


Pro-exile: Montag could be rid of Mildred and the unthinking life that began to wear him down.

Con-exile: He no longer had a home and could not show his face in society again.


Pro-exile: Odysseus had the opportunity to learn to better trust the gods and obey. He learned that responsibility earned their favor and his blessings.

Pro-home: His obstacles subsided.

Con-home: The suitors awaited him.

Con-exile: He was separated from his wife, child, and family.


Pro-exile: Pap couldn't get him. No one could civilize him.

Con-exile: He didn't have appropriate child-rearing.

Pro-home: Huck had cash, a nice bed, and the chance to spite Pap by going to school.


Pro-exile: Lennie could not hurt anyone but himself.

Con-exile: Lennie could likely not survive alone on his own.

Pro-home: People would help Lennie.

Con-home: Lennie would always run into trouble by touching soft things.


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