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Irony in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

Summary: In "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams, the novel's science-fiction elements are less important than the humor and irony he employs to point out the difference between "earthlings" moral goals and actual behavior.
Although The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy contains witty action and an amusing storyline, the book also deals with some concerns of contemporary culture. Douglas Adams comically addresses some of the less common questions of society using many characters in unlikely plots to stimulate thought that society often overlooks. These characters also help to define some of Douglas Adams's style of literature. Animal and extraterrestrial beings further form a solid distinction that tackles some unusual issues of modern civilization and ultimately allow the book to be effective in its delivery. In spite of the laughs and guffaws that one may produce in the course of reading the book, Adams subtly focuses on societal and moral issues that are more important.

Many of Douglas Adams's situations cynically allude to the hateful, evil nature of man, something to which the disdainful attitude of the...

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