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Comparing Asimov’s “Nightfall,” Clarke’s “The Star,” and Wells’ “The Star”

 

In HG Wells’ “The Star,” the mathematician tells his students, “Man has lived in vain” (364). Imagine that your English teacher has asked you write an essay analyzing Asimov’s “Nightfall,” Clarke’s “The Star,” and Wells’ “The Star” through this critical lens. You may work with your group to complete the following worksheet. You may need to use other paper for more space. Please use TBE (text-based evidence), either direct quotes or specific paraphrasing, for your responses and write in complete sentences.

 

In HG Wells’ “The Star,” the mathematician tells his students, “Man has lived in vain” (364). By this he means _________________________________________________________________________________________.

 

Do you agree or disagree that this interpretation applies to the three stories? ______________

 

Thesis: How does this interpretation apply to the three stories we read? Explain briefly in a thesis statement. __________________________________________________________________________________________

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Asimov “Nightfall”

Clarke “The Star”

Wells “The Star”

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