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The Last Lecture Themes

Randy Pausch
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Themes

Head Fake

One of the major themes in this novel is the head fake. The author brought it up several times. He pointed out that there are two kinds of head fakes. The first type of head fake was literal. For instance, a player who was on a football field would move his head in a certain direction so everyone thought he was going to go that way. Instead of following what they thought the player was going to do, he took off in the opposite direction. The second type of head fake Randy pointed out was even more important. It was a tool he used as an educator wherein people learned but didn't realize that they were learning until they are well into a learning process.

Randy was proud of his computer program, Alice. He considered it to be an ultimate head fake. People used the program to...

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