By the Waters of Babylon Essay

1002 Words Sep 27th, 1999 5 Pages
BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON PLANET OF THE APES COMPARITIVE ESSAY The short story by the waters of Babylon and the movie planet of the apes were both futuristic stories. They also both showed the evil sides of today’s man and the chaos and mass destruction that we are capable of accomplishing. They portrayed today’s man as selfish, violent, and full of hate and rage. By the waters of Babylon was written from the point of view of a boy close to becoming a man who knew nothing of his past civilization. Whereas in the movie planet of the apes it was from the point of view of a man that had come nearly directly from that past civilization. The main people in charge keep knowledge from the public so they do not know the …show more content…
To do this he had to take a journey through the dead places that were forbidden. After a long journey he reached the waters before the place of the gods. John could not just look at the place of the gods from far. He felt like if his soul would not rest unless he got a good look. So he built a raft and went to the forbidden place of gods. When he reached the place of gods he saw no gods. Then he realizes the truth when he finds a dead body that turned out to be human. When he returns home to his father and tells his father what he saw his father tells him the truth. He tells John about the civilization before theirs and their machines and how they destroyed themselves. He tells his son that he can not go out and tell everyone about what he saw, because they would not be able to handle it. They have to learn the truth piece by piece because the truth is hard to swallow. In the movie planet of the apes the main character is an astronaut named Taylor. He left earth on a far journey with three others, around the same time as our present time. The ship that he travels in goes faster than the speed of light. In the movie because of the speed the ship is going time outside the ship goes faster than inside the ship. Therefore inside the ship he made a six-month journey, but outside the ship and on earth two thousand years has

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