How To Write An Essay On The War Of The Worlds

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War of the Worlds. A memorable title. The original alien invasion story, made before the dawn of the flight of man. It is one of the most referenced, known, read, and retold stories of our time. It told us of how fragile of claim is on this earth. It told us how we might not be alone in the great expanse of space itself, or even in our own solar system. It told us that we might not even be the smartest ones out there. It told us how monstrous human actions can be. But how can a horror story show us that we are the monsters? Obviously, one would think that the only monsters of this story are the invading martians. They are the ones invading Earth, after all. However, from another point of view, aren 't the human race and the martians almost …show more content…
It was born straight out of a conversation based upon the horrors of invading, ‘colonizing’, human beings on their lessers. How could the invading Martians be that much different from our own race for the fact they were born in our very own image? “We must remember what ruthless and utter destruction our own species has wrought, not only upon animals, such as vanished bison and the dodo, but upon its own inferior races. The Tasmanians . . . were entirely swept out of existence in a war of extermination waged by European immigrants, in the space if fifty years. Are we such apostles of mercy as to complain if the Martians warred in the same spirit?” (Book one, chapter one, pg. …show more content…
This movie proves Wells right in his observations and views of the human race. It shows us just how easily that we can take the place of the Martians. James Cameron’s Avatar is almost an exact parallel with H.G. Wells the War of the Worlds, with the difference lying in the fact that we take the place of the martians in an attempt to take over a different world for our own benefit. When we look at the two stories it is unmistakable how our nature and the martians nature is almost exactly alike, if not

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