The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy whale
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The saga mocks modern society with humour and cynicism and has as its hero a hapless, deeply ordinary Englishman Arthur Dent who unexpectedly finds himself adrift in a universe characterized by randomness and absurdity. Arthur Dent, whose house is about to be demolished for a planned road bypass, is lying down in front of a bulldozer when his friend Ford Prefect arrives and tells him that it is imperative that they go to the pub immediately. There Ford explains that he is actually from a planet near Betelgeuse and that another alien species, the Vogons, are about to destroy the Earth to make space for a hyperspatial express route. Meanwhile, Zaphod Beeblebrox, president of the Galaxy , and his human female friend Trillian steal the Heart of Gold spaceship. The Vogon ship captain has Ford and Arthur ejected into space, but the Heart of Gold, which has an Infinite Improbability Drive, picks them up 29 seconds later. The drive makes it possible to traverse interstellar space almost instantly but also causes Ford to briefly turn into a penguin.
If we were really organizing this page by how much we like characters, the Whale oh, poor, sweet whale and the Bowl of Petunias would be at the top of the page. We love these two because 1 they make us laugh; and 2 they make us think. The whale and petunias scene really demonstrates how the narrative point of view works in Hitchhiker's Guide : we don't need to know what the whale and the petunias are thinking before they crash—that doesn't affect the plot and the other characters at all. It's pure and simple digression, but we get it anyway because this narrator loves digressions. Also, the whale and petunias digression nicely shows off Adams's style of anti-climactic humor. We get this whole big description of the whale's thoughts and the way he innocently tries to deal with the world. Then, as the kicker to the set-up, we get two lines about the totally absurd thoughts of the petunia, who is apparently less innocent and more experienced than the whale oh, poor, sweet whale.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. And since this is not a naturally tenable position for a whale, this poor innocent creature had very little time to come to terms with its identity as a whale before it then had to come to terms with not being a whale any more. This is a complete record of its thoughts from the moment it began its life till the moment it ended it. Er, excuse me, who am I? Why am I here? What do I mean by who am I?
The following is an alphabetical list of the minor characters in the various versions of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , by Douglas Adams. The descriptions of the characters are accompanied by information on details about appearances and references to the characters. Agrajag is a piteous creature that is continually reincarnated and subsequently killed, each time unknowingly, by Arthur Dent. Agrajag is first identified in the novel Life, the Universe and Everything , but it is revealed that several of Arthur's encounters in the first and second novels and in previous chapters of the third were with previous incarnations of Agrajag. The first occurs in the novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , when a bowl of petunias is suddenly yanked into existence miles above the planet Magrathea , and begins falling, having only time to think "Oh, no, not again" before crashing to the ground. The reason behind the bowl's lament is revealed in the novel Life, the Universe and Everything , when Agrajag identifies the bowl of petunias as one of his prior incarnations, and tells Arthur that he had seen his face in a spaceship window as he fell to his doom.