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Transcript of Delirium-Lauren Oliver
November 26, 2011
English III Delirium Delirium Significance of Lena's Name Could You Really Classify
Love as a Disease? Where to Purchase The Book of Shh Supporting Characters Themes Main Characters Summary Setting Amor Deliria Nervosa Delirium Delirium is a novel by Lauren Oliver set in a dystopian
society where love is a disease. Lena has been raised
by her aunt and uncle due to the fact her mother died
from love. She has grown to trust and love the Society.
This all changes when she meets Alex, and interesting
"Invalid" from The Wilds. She finds the amazing
benefits, and consequences, of falling in love and
sneaking around the strict Society. Commonly referred to as love, Amor Deliria Nervosa is an deadly disease that is outlawed in the Society of former America. When citizens turn 18, they receive a treatment to cure them of love. The main character Lena first wants her procedure as soon as possible, but after falling for Alex, she dreads the date. Portland, Oregon Lena-main character, mother is dead, lives in
Hana-Lena's best friend, rebellious, attends illegal
Alex-Invalid, parents dead, fake mark of the cure Love is Deadly The Safety, Health, and Happiness Handbook Named after Mary Magdalene, who was nearly
killed from love, according to The Book of Shh Barnes and Noble
Amazon Lauren Oliver Aunt Carol-raised Lena since she was a little girl
Rachel-Lena's older sister, don't communicate
Grace-Lena's cousin who is declared unintelligent by her other family Independence vs. Security "It affects your mind so that you cannot think clearly or make rational decisions about your own well-being Phase One-Perspiration, Fits of dizziness
Phase Two-Euphoria, Hysterical laughter, Changes in appetite
Phase Three (Critical)-difficulty breathing, thoughts and fantasies, pain in chest
Phase Four (Fatal)-emotional or physical paralysis, death Works Cited http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delirium_(Lauren_Oliver_novel).
Oliver, Lauren. Delirium. New York: Harper, 2011. Print. Lauren Oliver Born in Queens, raised in New York
Parents both Literature professors
Graduated from the University of Chicago Lauren Oliver Other Works Pandemonium-sequel to Delirium
Lena must learn to live in the Wilds
while revolting against the Society Requiem-third installment of the
Delirium trilogy Before I Fall-a popular teenager must
relive her final day of life over again
until she gets it right Thank You!