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What would an analysis written as a literary or film critic be like for "The Weapons...

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nurse2007 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 8, 2013 at 12:48 AM via web

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What would an analysis written as a literary or film critic be like for "The Weapons Shop" by A. E. van Vogt, with consideration given to various aspects including the literary/filmatic elements of plot, theme, setting, character, point of view and the literary/filmatic technique of symbolism?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted July 8, 2013 at 10:31 PM (Answer #1)

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A critique written as a film critic might be on the negative side concerning Vogt's The Weapon Shop. While Vogt is ranked with Assimov by science fiction fans and aficionados, his dialogue and characterizations make for low quality cinema. Of course, a film script might considerably alter the language and characterizations but, assuming it doesn't, the quality of the script and the illogicality of the plot might render it more of a "new cult classic" than a "thumbs up" film.

Fara was surprised when [his wife] Creel did not move off ar once. All their married life, she had had a pleasing habit of obedience that had made cohabitation a wonderful thing ... This was a quality of his wife of which he did not approve,... (Vogt's The Weapon Shop)


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