About a Boy Questions and Answers

About a Boy

I think that one significant theme that comes out of the novel is the idea that an individual's relationship with a media- driven society has to be monitored and controlled extensively. Both...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2012 12:49 pm UTC

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From the very start, school seems like an alien, hostile territory. Marcus is struck by a feeling of doom and tries to think of ways to get out of being the gang's next victim:They patrolled up and...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2008 2:20 am UTC

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I think that the fundamental purpose of Hornby's work is to provide another dimension to the examination of the media driven youth culture in London of the mid- 1990s. Hornby seems to be trying to...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2012 1:29 pm UTC

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I think that one of the most important techniques in creating Hornby's novel is the idea of parallel characterizations. Both Will and Marcus are created as parallels of one another, representing...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2012 1:00 pm UTC

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In Nick Hornby’s About a Boy, Marcus befriends an older girl at his new school named Ellie, a Kurt Cobain-obsessed teenage rebel. Ellie generally believes that adults do not have inherent authority...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2019 1:58 am UTC

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I think that one specific theme that is shared in both works is how what one loves is critical to identity formation. Marcus defines his own identity based on the people in his life that he cares...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2013 1:35 pm UTC

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I'm sure you have already conducted a basic search-engine exploration and found that very little has been published or even journaled about in the way of teaching this novel in the classroom....

Latest answer posted August 19, 2011 11:45 pm UTC

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