Gibbs Station Eleven by Emily St. John Manel (Characters/relationships…
Gibbs Station Eleven by Emily St. John Manel
28 years old actress. Can barely remember the world before the collapse. Performed in a play with Arthur Leeander.
15 year old member of the Traveling Symphony
Musician. Best friend of Kirsten.
She's the leader of the Traveling Symphony
Arthur's first wife and creator of the Station Eleven comics.
Arthur's second wife.
Famous actor. Spouse of Miranda and Elizabeth. Father of the Prophet. Gave Station Eleven comics to Kirsten.
Former paparazzo. Became an EMT and attempted to save Arthur's life. Lives with a small town and works as a doctor.
Supervisor of Kirsten and girlfriend of Arthur
Friend of Kirsten who was pregnant and went to the Museum of Civilization
Jeremy the 6th guitarist
Gets kidnapped by the Prophet. Lover of Kirsten
Dies after getting chloroformed
12 year old girl who stowed away with the traveling performers to avoid marrying the Prophet
Runs the 360 company to fix managers. Childhood friend of Arthur. Founded the museum at the airport.
The Prophet/ Tyler
Tyler, son of Arthur and Elizabeth. Tyler is a religious extremist.
Arthur's third wife. An actress.
Wife of Jeevan
Arthur's death marks the beginning of the end.
It helps people get through their miserable lives. Represents hope and humanity. ex. the King Lear performances, the comics, etc.
"Survival is insufficient." This Star Trek quote is painted on the side of one of the wagons of the Traveling Symphony.
This means that to truly live, people must retain their humanity and civilization.
Museum of Civilization represents humanity. It collects old relics to give people knowledge and hope.
Dr. Eleven comic books represent imagination as well as a remanent of the past.
Electricity in the distance can be seen, showing that civilization can be rebuilt.
People's true purpose
Arthur seems himself as a "living sleepwalker" but finds his purpose as the curator of the museum.
Jeevan had a lot of jobs he didn't like before he found his calling as a doctor.
The Traveling Symphony members found their true meaning with performance arts.
Clinging on to the past
Narrator jumps around describing different events and people.
The first section about Jeevan is just the sets up two important characters: Arthur and Kirsten.
Ch 6 just describes how the world changed with no characters.
Non-sequential plot. The story jumps to before the collapse and after.
Excerpts from an interview with Kirsten are very different writing from the main narrative voice.
Story is told from the perspective of five people: Jeevan, Kirsten, Miranda, the Clarinet, and Arthur.
Jeevan at play. Actor Arthur dies. Jeevan meets a girl named Kirsten.
20 year time jump
Traveling symphony visits town to find other member. The town is a cult of sorts. They leave and discover the stowaway Eleanor
Miranda, Arthur's second wife, is described. It is revealed that she is the creator of Dr. Eleven comics.
When Kirsten is on guard duty, she hears a noise and discovers that Sayid and Dieter have vanished.
Members of the group keep disappearing and August and Kirsten get separated from the group.
More of Jeevan's life explained. His brother died and he met up with a group.
Clark's story is explained including the founding of the museum
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