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What elements of "typical" science fiction are present in the story. How does the author parody these typical elements?

How does the author satirize English culture in the story?

Discuss the character of Prak. What role does he play in the resolution of the story?

How does the author use absurdity in his satire?

The main character, Arthur Dent, does not initiate much of the action in the story but is mostly an observer. Why do you think the author uses the character in this way?

The story line contains a large number of seeming coincidences. Are these explained in the story?

The book is the third in a series of books. Does it stand up on its own?

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