Read the story “Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” by Harlan Ellison and follow instructions below:
1/ In a number of these works, a single individual rebels against society and suffers defeat or death. Are these works therefore pessimistic and despairing? If not, what is the purpose of the rebellions, and why do the authors choose to bring their characters to such ends?
2/ Compare two works from this section that offer support for the idea that a single individual can have a decisive effect on society.
aims of the research study and were made aware of how data would be collected and stored. Participants were told that participation was voluntary and that they had the right to withdraw from the research study. This was distributed to parents, students and staff through leaflets. Personal consent was obtained by those who took part and parental or guardian consent was obtained for all participants under the age of 18. Any data obtained by interview and observation were also anonymised to prevent any identification of participants. Ethnography is a study of culture which uses multiple research methods to observe and reflect upon the everyday lives of participants over a period of time. This is used to make sense of their ‘social worlds’ (p. 394). Green was on site five days a week for the whole school day and attended after school events and meetings during evenings and weekends. As an ethnographer, Green aimed to collect data with as little structure as possible and in order to do so, Green wished to be subjective in a natural context to gain knowledge. To engage in an ethnographic study, Green adopted research methods such as observation of formal and informal settings and in-depth interviews with students and staff. Milligan (2014) highlights the situational complexity of gender and the rural-urban divide. Milligan analyses dominant discourses of rurality and identifies that rurality is associated with isolation, and communities are viewed as backwards and traditional. Milligan states that western society views rurality as idyllic and community-focused which are predominantly inhabited by the white middle-class. Milligan considers that it is rurality which presents unique challenges to individuals in those communities yet due to globalisation, the focus has shifted to analysing urban environments. This has resulted in little policy or research being conducted in rural environments. Milligan views rurality as an active agent which is central to the lived experiences of individuals. Milligan states that previous research into gender inequality typically focuses on using quantified data such as statistic whereas Milligan has chosen to use a variety of qualitative research methods as she suggests that girls face multiple challenges which are not necessarily considered by statistics. Milligan used many research methods which would produce qualitative data. Staff were used in semi-structured interviews, cameras and diaries were given to older students and younger students participated in essay-writing and producing posters.>GET ANSWER