The Fun They had

Mind Map for the chapter Fun They had Class 9

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The Fun They had by Mind Map: The Fun They had

1. Character--- Margie and Tommy are students from the year 2157. Tommy is a thirteen-year-old boy and Margie is an eleven-year-old girl. Both are neighbours and good friends who like to spend time together like children of their age usually do.

2. Books

3. Real Books

4. Telebooks

5. Books visible on tv screens

6. Words keep moving

7. Can store many telebooks on tv

8. Books printed on paper

9. Words stand still

10. Cant be reused once read

11. Old schools

12. Present schools

13. Real books

14. Human Teachers

15. Specific building

16. Telebooks

17. Mechanical teachers

18. Different Classroom

19. Writer

20. Isaac Aisov

21. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote or edited more than 500 books. He also wrote an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. Asimov wrote hard science fiction.

22. Analysis--In "The Fun They Had," the paper book that Tommy discovers in his attic functions as a foil for Margie to critique her own reality. Tommy tells us the book is about school, but no more information is provided: the details of the book's content are notably absent from the text. Instead, the narrator emphasizes the impact of the book on Margie. She is captivated by the images of children learning and playing together in a common schoolhouse building, and by the idea of human teachers giving standardized lessons. Margie longs for the life depicted in the pages of the book. It is this longing that creates the irony of the story: Asimov's readers, and readers today, are living in the reality that Margie imagines. We know that children do not see it as the utopia of Margie's dreams.

23. Theme----The main theme in the short story 'The Fun They Had' is that of education. More specifically, the narrative deals with the future of education which will become increasingly Computerized and estranged from social interactions.

24. Conclusion-- the conclusion of the story The fun they had is to build comparison in order to education of pas and present times.