by Douglas Adams, has
showed us another aspect of our daily-life routine. By using many cynical
elements, we see in the book the creation of extremely funny situations
which represent much deeper aspects.
The destruction of Earth in order to create Inner-Galactic-Highways as
the definition of Earth in the universe encyclopedia both represent the
smallness of human-beings, contrary to their original conception.
Furthermore, the alien breeds are not perfect at all, many aspects of
their actions represent a similar action which is often taken by humans:
The destruction of Earth without an announcement, is an equivalent of
the house-destruction of Ford Perfect, one of the story’s heroes, with out
announcing him, both are explained by the governments as actions for the
welfare of the population at the cost of suffer for a single person.
Douglas Adams uses every opportunity to attack the ignorance of
humankind, especially the bureaucracy of the government, wherever they
are,even if they are of alien breeds.
In conclusion, the book, besides being funny, gives us a very special
snapshot at the inner-world of Douglas Adams, and makes us think of what
we have taken obvious, in a different way.