What type of narration is used in the story?
Third Person Omniscient
There isn't a narrator
What is the narrator doing throughout most of the story?
He's riding on a bus.
He's battling aliens.
He's reading a book.
He's hiding in the basement.
What is the conflict/problem from the NARRATOR'S Point of View?
His wife keeps bugging him so he moves to the basement to get away from her.
He's attacked by giant eyes.
Aliens are attacking Earth and dismembering - taking apart - humans piece by piece.
The author of the book he's reading has discovered an alien race that has infiltrated Earth.
What is the conflict/problem in the story from the reader's (us) point of view?
The narrator is an idiot.
The narrator is making literal interpretations of sentences in the book - and the book's author is using phrases figuratively.
The book that the narrator is reading is putting forth a conspiracy theory that some humans are actually aliens in disguise.
The narrator is losing touch with reality because his wife is driving him crazy from being quarantined with the Coronavirus for so long.
What is the climax of the story?
The aliens eat his brain and begin throwing up all over the house.
His wife calls him upstairs to dinner.
The narrator slams the book shut and rushes out of his garage into the house.
The aliens divide into two halves - one half goes to the movies and the other half goes shopping.
The very last line of the story is I have absolutely no stomach for it. This is an example of:
In the first paragraph of the story, the narrator says that he wrote to the government about his findings and the government sent him a pamphlet on the repair and maintenance of frame houses. This is an example of:
This sentence from the end of the story, I joined them and played with frantic fervor, brow feverish, teeth chattering, is an example of
Which of the following best describes this story?
Satire (look it up)
Tongue-in-cheek (look it up)
Look at question 9 again. What is the best explanation for the (correct) answer?
The author is having fun playing with words.
Aliens do not detach parts of their bodies.
Playing monopoly doesn't solve anything.
Reading books is dangerous.