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Jurassic Park Prezi

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Resolution Exposition Falling Action Rising Action Climax Plot Jurassic Park Setting Themes Mysterious three-toed lizards are attacking little children in Costa Rica. A sample of one of the lizards' carcasses is believed to be a dinosaur and is sent to paleontologist Alan Grant. He realized that the carcass is in fact a dinosaur, but is rushed to Isla Nublar by John Hammond, the owner of InGen, a bioengineering firm.He and his assistant Ellie Sattler are sent to aid with the problems of the soon-to-be-opened Jurassic Park. Isla Nublar is the island that holds Jurassic Park. The time period is around 1970-1990, when the bioengineering craze took place. Humans shouldn't rely on technology to do everything for them. Something unexpected could happen, depending on the circumstances, and nothing, not even the most sophisticated system, could prevent it. The two paleontologists, along with Ian Malcolm and Tim and Lex Murphy, take a tour within Jurassic Park while Hammond watches them from the control room. During the tour, the technician, Dennis Nedry, turns off the power so he is able to steal fifteen embryos, leaving the visitors stranded, while the dinosaurs begin to escape. Symbolism Round Characters Tim Murphy: As a young boy, he changes the perspective of the dinosaur attacks, seeing as he actually has the knowledge of most, if not all, of the overgrown lizards. In fact, he is more knowledgable than most of Jurassic Park's staff. Dr Wu doesn't even know some of the names of his own dinosaur creations. It is in this way that Crichton shows how Hammond has used science. Ian Malcolm: Hammond hates Malcolm with a passion. This is because Malcolm keeps reminding him how Jurassic Park is doomed to fail, as proven with the chaos theory. This turns out to be part of the major conflict. Since the electric fences have ceased to work, the dinosaurs are beginning to escape. Many of the minor characters are being eaten alive. The remaining people are becoming distressed while Grant kills the velociraptors, his most emotional event for him. Grant is able to turn the power back on while Sattler distracts the raptors to buy him some more time. They, along with Gennaro, Tim, and Lex, retreat to the control room, where Tim contacts the Anne B to tell them to return. The raptors aboard the ship are then discovered and killed. In the end, the park is demolished by the Costa Rican Air Force. Malcolm eventually dies and Grant is visited by Dr. Martin Guitierrez, who informs him that an unknown park of animals are migrating towards the Costa Rican jungle while eating crops rich in lysine and killing chickens. Guitierrez also informs that Grant and the possible exception of the kids won't be leaving anytime soon. Michael Crichton In the beginning of the book, the hupia is mentioned as the cause of the attacks on children in Costa Rica. The worker who is attacked is described as a boy, hinting at the 'hupia' attack, eventually being revealed to be a raptor attack. Many of the dinosaurs are child-hungry, like when the raptors got loose, some went for Tim and Lex. Third Person Point of View Omniscient Point of View
"Grant couldn't believe he was still alive, and as scattered images began to come back to him, he tried to make sense of them. The tyrannosaurus should have killed them all easily. Why hadn't it?" (214) "The juvenile roared, but it did not attack and Regis now edged towards the trees and high foliage to the right." (217) Protagonist The protagonist can be considered as many different people, but the book mostly focuses on Dr. Alan Grant. Most of the information about the dinosaurs comes from Grant, sometimes Tim or other supporting characters. When several of the characters complained about Hammond inviting his children, Grant accepted them, especially Tim, a dinosaur enthusiast. Grant is unbiased and levelheaded, the prefect protagonist. Flat Characters
Lex Murphy: Unlike her brother, Lex is unable to cope with the chaotic situation and is prone to crying, whining, etc. However, before everyone got separated, she showed no interest in the dinosaurs, wanting to play catch instead of watching the overgrown lizards. Henry Wu: Wu is the geneticist of Jurassic Park, a role unsuitable for him since his knowledge of his own creations is next to nothing. The only reason he is working here is for the fame and money he will gain for his research. "And then there was a new, searing pain, like a fiery knife in his belly, and Nedry stumbled, reaching blindly down to touch the ragged edge of his shirt, and then a thick, slippery mass that was surprisingly warm, and with horror he suddenly knew he was holding his own intestines in his hands. The dinosaur had torn him open. His guts had fallen out." (197) "And then there was a new, searing pain, like a fiery knife in his belly, and Nedry stumbled, reaching blindly down to touch the ragged edge of his shirt, and then a thick, slippery mass that was surprisingly warm, and with horror he suddenly knew he was holding his own intestines in his hands. The dinosaur had torn him open. His guts had fallen out." (197) Fin
Conflict The dinosaurs in Jurassic Park are escaping, so the cast must somehow go to safety injured.
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