The End Of The Whole Mess Stephen King Analysis

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Authors apply the process of defamiliarization to enhance readers’ connections between the text and their lives. When writing about the apocalypse, authors discuss the aspects of human nature that persist as the world collapses, compelling readers to draw insight from the text and hopefully gain a better understanding of how to prevent the apocalypse. In Stephen King’s “The End of the Whole Mess” and Richard Kadrey’s “Still Life with Apocalypse,” both authors discuss the leadership structures that form during as the world ends, showing humans gravitation toward order. King and Kadrey show that, in the apocalypse and today, as people become complacent, their leaders may no longer pursue their constituent’s best interests, leading to corruption or lack of progressive change. These works illustrate a warning that, if people do not hold their leaders accountable, the world may never be able to recover. Kadrey’s piece shows the harsh effects of political injustices. The unnamed narrator expresses that a “shooting sparked a riot. TV cameras broadcasted the riot live to a country so knotted with fury and tension that riots broke out from Maine to Hawaii. When the footage hit the …show more content…
King’s apocalypse stems from the dissatisfaction people had with the way their government controlled their lives. With lack of progressive change, people decided to take matters into their own hands. In King’s piece, Bobby decides to search for a solution to the “worst disease to which Homo Sapiens fall prey,” the constant violence that plagues the world. His answer is the Calmative, a solution that has been found in the water supply of the least violent town within the United State. To distribute this to the world, he needed to “raise somewhere between six hundred thousand and a million and a half dollars. Bobby ultimately accomplishes this but there are unforeseen

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