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Dead Famous | Bokanalys

En bokanalys på engelska av romanen "Dead Famous" av Ben Elton. Här går eleven igenom bokens handling och tematik, och belyser den med talande citat.

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I have read the book Dead famous written by Ben Elton. The novel is about a murder that occurs on a reality-tv program called House Arrest. Inspector Coleridge was commissioned to solve the mystery, but it would be a hard nut to crack for him. The contestants are stereotypical, young and the only thing they are looking for is fame. Dead Famous is an exciting and funny novel that will make you see reality TV as you have never seen it before.
I think the author Ben Elton criticizes society on many different levels. First, I think the whole book is a rebellion against all kinds of reality shows. Because the protagonist Mr. Coleridge seems to be the character that will convey these ideas in the book to the reader. ”Coleridge could find no words to describe the horror and contempt he felt for the whole tawdry business.” (p. 314)
Ben Elton would also like to remark that our society only focuses on money and fame, mostly young people such as the contestants in House Arrest. Maybe he also wants to complain that today we kill and injure each other very much. Because he chose that the murder would be in the program itself, he might want to say that these types of programs harms our society. On the way to reality shows such as Big Brother, Survivor and Paradise Hotel excites our society to further focus on fame and fortune, and in this way damaged democracy and society itself. A good example, I think, is when David leaves House Arrest he notices that he has become famous, just like he always wanted to be. When he returns home to his apartment, he is not as happy as he thought he would be when he became famous. David greeted him at the lift dressed in a suit of beautiful silk pyjamas. He looked tired. He had been home for only three days but he was already sick of the one thing he had gone into the house to get: fame.'They don't want me,' he moaned when finally Hooper found himself inside the beautiful flat that David shared with his beautiful cat. (p. 297)
What Ben Elton refers, is that the quest to fame is not important and not at all something to strive for. As a proverb says: ”Once you got what you want, you no longer want it.” I think this explains the scene well and it is also a thing Elton wants to convey. I claim that Elton has very sizable opinions, I agree with him on all points. Because in Sweden in 2014, there were more applicants for Paradise hotel than to teacher school, this clearly shows how society is affected by these types of shows. Everyone in the community cannot seek fame, I understand that it is not as cool to be a teacher. But it is better to be a happy teacher than an unhappy television star like David.
Inspector Coleridge is the protagonist in this novel. I think that in the beginning of the novel he is pretty crotchety because he is forced to watch the video of the program to find... Köp tillgång för att läsa mer

Dead Famous | Bokanalys

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