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How does the overall structure of THE FALL OF HYPERION by Dan Simmons mirror "The Fall of the Hyperion: by John Keats? At what points does the parallel break down?

Explain how Sol Weintraub's tale relates to the biblical story of Abraham. Discuss the conclusions that Sol draws about the nature of God after he hands Rachel over to the Shrike. Was he right to do so?

How is the Ouster invasion of the Hegemony similar to the barbarian invasion of the Roman Empire? How is it different.

Discuss the various forms of technology presented in the book and the vocabulary the author uses to name them.

CEO Gladstone faces a choice between a war that will be devastating to the Hegemony but offer a possible future for humanity, and almost certain annihilation by seeking peace. She expects to be thought of as the...

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