2. Jennifer Government takes place in the not so distant future, and predominantly in Australia; however, there is a lot of traveling across continents. Australia is run by the United States’ United Alliance, along with the majority of the rest of the world. 3. The story is depicted in a third person/omniscient point of view, and each chapter is from the view of a different character. “They scattered, and she dived for the escalator, landing on her stomach and sliding, leading with her . 45s.
There was a man at the bottom, looking up, and almost put him down before recognizing he wasn’t the target. ” 4. Jennifer Government takes the reader on a journey through the corruption and greed of the future; where corporations run the world, and most of the earth is owned by the United States’ United Alliance. Hack Nike is tricked into signing a contract by John Nike from marketing. The contract stipulates that hack has to murder kids who buy the hot new Nike sneakers in order to build street credibility for the shoe, allowing Nike to sell each pair of shoes for $2,500.
As the story develops, Jennifer Government is determined to put John Nike in Jail, and use whoever she can to get them there; however, everyone has a weakness, and John Nike knows Jennifer’s. 5. Hack Nike ? At no point in the story is Hack’s appearance described. However, he has an untrained mind in the beginning of the story; maybe a little dopy, but as the story progresses, Hack becomes wiser and gains a much higher level of self-respect. Hack originally just hoped to get out of the troubling Nike scandal, but later focused on battling all of big business.
Jennifer Government ? Jennifer is thought to have a fit, attractive body with short hair. It is clear that she has green eyes and a barcode tattoo under her left eye. Jennifer Government is portrayed as a confident, determined, focused and powerful woman, who knows exactly what she wants. Through out the novel Jennifer goes through remarkable lengths in attempt to catch John Nike. 6. Due to Jennifer Government being written from a different character’s point of view every chapter, there are multiple climaxes.
Hack Nike’s climax would be when his girlfriend, Violet, breaks up with him; but Hack and Violet’s sister, Claire, admit their love for each other almost immediately after. Once hack becomes acquaintances with Claire, he starts to have some self-respect and begins his battle against big business. Buy Mitsui’s climax could be his failed suicide attempt. After his failure, he called Jennifer Government for advice on how to make the gun shoot properly, for it wouldn’t work. Jennifer then rushed to his apartment and the two fell in love.
Billy NRA’s climax is when he is meant to shoot the president from a hotel room, but is startled when Jennifer Government kicks in the door and he misses his target; followed by being arrested. However, the ultimate climax of the story is the final battle between the United Alliance and Team advantage for total world domination. (Notice the government is out of the mix. ) 7. 1. “Toys “R” Us was like a bowling alley, nothing but endless aisles. ” Simile 2. “He fired, and it was like being hit by a car. ” Simile 3.
“The lights look like angels. ” Simile 4. “Her forehead spat red. ” Metaphor 5. “ONE railed me into the wall. ” Metaphor 6. “He buzzed her in. ” Onomatopoeia 7. “The barrel stared him in the eyes. ” Personification 8. ?The only thing she lacked was a knockout body? ” Metaphor 8. 1. Ominous – Menacing; threatening. 2. Emolument – The profit arising from office, employment, or labor; gain; compensation; advantage; perquisites, fees, or salary. 3. Glower – to stare angrily or with a scowl. 4. Tenebrous – dark; gloomy. 5.
Pukka – authentic; genuine; also, first-class. 6. Gravitas – high seriousness. 7. Deride – to laugh at with contempt. 8. Ferment – Something, such as a yeast, bacterium, mold, or enzyme, that causes fermentation. 9. Arcane – understood by only a few. 10. Hector – to bully or harass. 9. The author’s message in this book is almost to “be careful. ” This book speaks of a future where big business runs your life, and freedom seems to be chaotic and corrupt. The scariest part is this story could very well be the future of this world.
It is almost as if Max Barry came back in time to forewarn us as to what will happen. The book did not change me views on life really, because I already agreed with the point the novel delivered. However, it also showed that total freedom is chaos, and human nature would never let a state of anarchy be safe; an idea that truly left me thinking. This book is not for everyone. I would recommend Jennifer Government to anyone who is deeply into politics, and/or computers. It is a very political science fiction type novel, and is truly an excellent piece of literature.