The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn And By The Waters Of Babylon

1145 Words Mar 4th, 2016 5 Pages
In the infancy of humanity, rivers were great obstacles. They presented a new problem, new tools required in order to achieve a solution, and a new method of getting to that solution. That’s what Mark Twain and Stephen Vincent Benét brought with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and By the Waters of Babylon respectively. In them the protagonists, Huck Finn and John son of John, overcome a series of obstacles in order to achieve the truth they desired . While both authors did an excellent job in the creation of an immersive world, By the Waters of Babylon paints a world eerily similar to our own. It enlightens us with topics that show how apparently close we are to a world where the Dead Places exist, and the world can be if we continue to let that happen.

Both books present a protagonist who are determined, passionate people who try to find their way. Huck Finn brings out the child in us, and sparks memories of being curious and trying to find out why things are the way they are. Babylon generates an incredible range of emotions, from loneliness to bravery, to mere want to please. With all of that, though, the biggest way it presents a dynamic array of emotions is through it’s final lines, “We must build again”. The simple elegant form radiates an unwavering sight he has fixated on making the world as it once was; to make gods of us once more. It brings light to the thought that if we don’t like our situation, don’t just go with it, change it. If you don’t do it, you…

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