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Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Portland, MaineCity LimitsThey walk down the streets of Portland, avoiding the traffic for the allergy pride parade and the people living like it's the 1890s… Oh, that's Portland, Oregon. This bo...
Dystopian LiteratureLena's government has probably banned the use of the word dystopia, but until they get ahold of us, we have the definition. In short, dystopian lit is literature that paints a s...
What's Up With the Title?
The Cure for LoveIn Lena's world, love is a medical condition: amor deliria nervosa. In other words: delirium. Thankfully there's a cure. Maybe it's like the Felicity Twilight Zone episode, "Help f...
What's Up With the Ending?
Boy, the end to Delirium is quite the heart-breaker, isn't it? Once Lena finally escapes from the confines of her oppressive totalitarian government, she sees Alex shot right in front of her. Her o...
(3) Base CampIn Delirium, the government has banned a lot of books because they're dripping with love. This isn't the case in the contemporary U.S. of A., but if love stories were to start disappea...
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