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THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN: LITERARY ELEMENTS ANALYSIS

OVERALL ANALYSIS


CHARACTER ANALYSIS

Jeremy Stone

Stone, along with a few other scientists, is in charge of designing the Wildfire facility in Flat Rock Nevada. He had convinced the U.S. government to plan for a large-scale biological emergency and supervised the development of a biological response program. He also helps choose the scientists who will work in the facility. He does not, however, initially understand why the government so readily accepts his suggestions.

“Stone could not have known the reason behind Washington’s eagerness, or the very real concern many government officials had for the problem. For Stone knew..........

Mark Hall

Much of what we as the reader learn about the Wildfire facility is through the eyes of Dr. Hall, who seems the least familiar with everything that goes on in Flat Rock. Hall shows very little interested in the information designed to keep him up to date because he doesn’t believe that any of it will ever really be necessary. As a result, he is the...........

Peter Leavitt

Leavitt’s character shows how years of preparation and the most advanced technology can easily be undone by human frailty. Next to Stone, Leavitt is the most senior scientist in the group and had the most to do with planning the facility. He is even responsible for keep Hall updated, although he stops bringing Hall files after it...........

Peter Burton

Like Leavitt, Burton’s character also shows that no amount of equipment or money can compensate for human failure. Burton is in charge of experimenting with animals exposed to............

 

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