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Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman

Who is the protagonist of "Repent Harlequin! Said the Ticktock Man"?

The protagonist of the story is the Harlequin, alter ego of Everett C. Marm. He rebels against the system in this dystopian society, in which everything must run to the tightest of schedules. The...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2019 10:48 am UTC

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Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman

Who is the TickTockman? Is he just the timekeeper or is he something more?

The dystopian world in Harlan Ellison's short story “’Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” is one in which time is so regimented that acting in a way to disrupt the timing of anything results...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2016 1:01 am UTC

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Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman

How is the society in the book responsible for the current rules on time?

The society in “’Repent, Harlequin!’ said the Ticktockman” is a society in which the members of that society have sacrificed personal liberty for order and timeliness. The story is representative...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2016 1:02 am UTC

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Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman

What cultural ideas are represented by the Harlequin in the story "Repent, harlequin! Said the Ticktockman"?

The Harlequin represents the individualist, the non-conformist, the trouble-maker who defies the rigid conventions of society, and in doing so, exposes their manifest absurdity. A cursory glance at...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2019 5:36 pm UTC

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Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman

How would I create a screenplay for the story "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman"?

Creating a screenplay for the famous award-winning science-fiction short story "Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman" by Harlan Ellison would involve several important steps. By the way, a few...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2019 12:19 am UTC

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