The story station eleven by emily st john mandel, takes place in many setttings, a theater, on the streets of the city, in Allan Gardens and the end of civilization. We are introduced to the main character Jeevan Chaudhary, a person that seems to be a journalist. The author uses third person point of view to tell the story of a soon to be empty civilization. He reacted implusively and after he wasn’t able to save the actor Arthur Leander, even with the help of a cardiologist he was pronouced dead on the stage in the middle of Act four. It took this actor to fall ironicly in a play which death is probably the main focus, but the actions of both the cardiologist and Mr. Chaudhary seem to be part of the play and it honestly I had to read it at least three times before i got it.
The only other person that was able to understand was a young girl and started to break down. The little girl named Kristen Raymonde mentions something that would leave such a lasting impression on a little girl, besides the death of Arthur Leander she has a desire regardless of what is going on around her, “It’s the thing I love most in the world too,” Kristen said, after some time had passed.”,(Mandel, p8, last paragraph), ” “Acting” she said, ” (Mandel, p9, first paragraph). This expresses how the impression of the death of the main lead character of the play really played an impacton her life. I say this because the summary in the back of the book Kristen Raymonde says, “She will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous hollywood actor, had a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear.” Showing us in the story how exactly it changed her life.Print this page