Summarize and Analyze What is the novel about? Where is it set? Who wrote it? When? When does the story take place? Who are the important characters? What’s the most compelling idea or theme? How do you FEEL about the novel? What makes it “dystopian?”Pay CLOSE attention to your grammar, word choice, sentence variation, punctuation. Most of you are English majors and the expectation is that you write well and often and these assignments are intended to be formal responses to the reading in your best academic language. Because YOU are seldom the subject of your sentences, these should NOT be first person responses. Instead, sentences should begin focusing on the subject. Some examples below: In 1984, Orwell introduces readers to a world in which . . . The main characters in Orwell’s novel are intriguing because . . . 1984 takes place in a future where love, sex, friendship, and indeed, all emotions are . . .