Holocaust: a great or complete devastation or destruction. Alas, Babylon, written by Pat Frank, is a frightening pessimistic story because the dramatic effects of a nuclear war almost wipes out the population, causes more criminal activity, and a rampage of diseases to spread across the country. The life of the River Road Family took a fatalistic turn after a massive bombing by the Soviet Union kills millions of people, including their friends and family. “This was the end. Civilization was crushed” (page 103).
Kayla Parker Mrs. Schenk HonorsII/Compare and Contrast 28 February 2012 Columbia after Horror Like day and night, the historical fiction story “And of Clay Are We Created” by Isabele Allende and the newspaper article “I11-Equipped Rescuers Dig Out Volcano Victims; Aid Slow to Reach Columbia Town” from the Washington Post by Bradley Graham, the conspicuous similarities and differences that can be acquired after scrutinizing both genres are copious. The events in both articles took place in the year of 1985, after an earth-shattering volcano erupted and sent a massive mudslide to destroy the town of Armero. With the obliterated buildings encasing the mounds of thousands of human bodies and hindering what little help the
Billie Selichnow Mrs. Graber English 11 4 December 2012 The Existence of Technology In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, technology has captured and completely manipulated the people and the way they think. The novel opens in a futuristic society where firemen start fires, rather than put them out and books are banned and burned upon discovery in order to prevent disruption in society. The main character, Guy Montag is a fireman by trade, burning books that have been deemed illegal by the government, as well as the homes of those who house such works of literature. Guy encounters Clarisse McClellan, a seventeen year old girl whose curiosity and outlook on life encourages Guy to question his own ways of living, ultimately leading to his
Two quotes from “A Sound of Thunder” that represent this theme are “Embedded in the mud, glistening green and gold and black, was a butterfly very beautiful and dead” (pg. 299) and “It fell to the floor, an exquisite thin, a small thing that could upset balances and knock down a line of small dominoes and then big dominoes and then gigantic dominoes, all down the years across time.”(pg. 299), these quotes represent the theme because they show that one little thing changed the future entirely. This theme represents science fiction because if time travel were real, scientific date can prove that things could be changed very
"Beep, Beep, Beep.." Privates Joseph Lockard and George Elliot raced to their superior to tell of the approaching planes. After they realized that the planes were American, the two alarmed men relaxed and returned to their duties. What they didn't realize at that moment, was that the approaching planes, along with submarines, could change the nation drastically. The attack of Pearl Harbor was a catastrophic event that caused death , pain, and suffering, both in a direct and indirect way. It killed nearly 2,500 people, caused the entrance of the US into World War Two, and changed the nation in other extravagant ways.
Devastation, destruction, terror, and straight up fear, is what people would’ve seen if they visited Nagasaki or Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped on those cities. The number of scientists who were involved in the development of the atomic bomb is unbelievable. The bombs were very unique objects, whether it was the size of the bomb, or even the amount of explosives inside. The names of the atomic bombs will forever be remembered for the chaos they brought to Japan. The decision to drop the bombs was one of the most difficult things President Truman had to do during his Presidency.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann takes place in a fictional future where Earth is ruled by the spiral king Lordgenome, who forces mankind underground in villages that are isolated from the surface world and have no communication with each other. Because these villages are underground they are under constant threat from earthquakes, so the village chief assigns diggers who are charged with the task of expanding the village further underground. Simon a young digger who is an outcast in the village finds comfort with his best friend and older brother figure Kamina, a defiant and bold delinquent, who allows Simon to join his gang Team Gurren to help him achieve his dream of reuniting with his father up on the surface. One day, while digging Simon discovers a key called a core drill that he manages to fashion into a necklace, and a small mecha called a gunman that resembles a “Giant Face”. Shortly afterwards the village is attacked by a giant gunman followed by a girl named Yoko who is trying to subdue the gunman.
); the enjoyment of all kinds of uncertainty, experimentalism, as a counterweight to this extreme fatalism; abolition of the concept of necessity; abolition of the “will”; abolition of “knowledge-in-itself.” (Nietzsche, 1888) He also tries to use this unique situation to his advantage and win over Rita. In the midst of this unusual cosmic quandary, Phil wonders aloud "What if there were no tomorrow?" In a morbid curiosity to see how far this "never-ending day" can actually go, Phil attempts suicide in several different ways; he steps in front of a fast moving truck, throws himself off the highest building in the town, and even commits suicide by electrocuting himself in the bathtub of his bed and breakfast. This shows the tendency towards having a death wish. However whenever he is "successful" in his attempts at suicide, he is sent back to his room to reawaken and live the day over, with no other person in the town having any recollection of the events of the previous "day" This idea raises the concept of reality being all in Phil's head.
On May seventh 1915 there was a very sad tragic day for 128 Americans and families. A “merchant” ship known as the Lusitania was sailing close to the shore where German U-boats like to hang around and was torpedoed and had many people die from an explosion. The British still to this day blame it all on the Germans. But as I go on in my paper you will realize that Germany was justified to sink the boat. Fist off, the Germans had warned them weeks maybe even months back, that if any ships consulting or flying the British flag will be torpedoed after all passengers are off the ship; and this was published in the NEW YORK TIMES and all newspapers throughout the country.
Animal Farm proved the quote because, in order to reach their dreams and paradise, the animals had to encounter death and major destruction around them. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is an exciting novel about a futuristic American city where the people who live there seem to live almost backwards. The protagonist Guy Montag is a fireman who burns books, in Montag’s world, firemen start fires rather than putting them out. The people in this society do not read books, enjoy nature, spend time by themselves, think independently, or have meaningful conversations. Instead, they