Background information and vocabulary for "The Third Level" by Jack Finney (for ESL students) Prepared by Minerva González. The Third Level by JACK FINNEY. Charley was just an ordinary guy: But one day, by mistake, he. _ discovered an extraordinary place I. a place from another. Walter Braden "Jack" Finney was an American author. His best-known works are science fiction The Third Level, Knox College's science fiction and fantasy publication, is named for Finney's short story "The Third Level", published in The.
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Sam chalks up Charley's experience to a ''waking-dream wish fulfillment.
Explanation ~ The Third Level- Jack Finney
Sam tells Charley that even his hobby of stamp collecting is a ''temporary refuge from reality. One Night at Grand Central Heading home late one summer evening, Charley elects to take the subway home rather than the bus. He heads to Grand Central, where he promptly gets lost.
It's an easy thing to do, the author tells us. Charley is always bumping into ''new doorways and stairs and corridors. Charley continues wandering down this lonely corridor until he is abruptly dumped back out onto the station's third level.
As an advertising copywriter, Finney was doing his part, driving home the point that careless remarks by otherwise patriotic citizens can aid enemy agents, resulting in the death of US servicemen. It was made into a movie the following year.
Finney's novel The Body Snatchers was the basis for the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers and its remakes.
Finney's greatest success came with his science fiction novel Time and Again It involves time travel to the past, a theme he had experimented with previously in short stories. Its protagonist, Simon Morley, is working the third level by jack finney advertising in New York City when he is recruited for a secret government project to achieve time travel.
Not only does he believe in the existence of this hypothetical third level but also claims to have been there.
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A visit to his psychiatrist friend Charley visits a psychiatrist friend to talk about this problem. He had lost his way a couple of times earlier too while taking the subway.
Once, he entered the lobby of the Roosevelt Hotel while the other time he emerged at an office building that was three blocks away. But this time when he loses his way, something unique happens.
The Third Level by Jack Finney Summary - Video & Lesson Transcript |
He visits the third level! The Third Level Charley keeps walking in the quiet corridor, angling left and slanting downward, till he reaches an architecturally old station that is completely different from the two familiar levels.
The antiquated small room with fewer ticket counters and train gates, a wooden information booth, flickering open flame gas lights the third level by jack finney brass spittoons reminds him of the architecture of the s. He also finds that people are dressed in outmoded outfits.