Arthur C. Clarke

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  • Overlords In Arthur C. Clarke's Childshood End

    Childshood End, by Arthur C. Clarke is a story about an alien invasion on earth by the strange Overlords. Upon their arrival there were many different human reactions by the characters. In these portrayals by Arthur C. Clarke there is the reaction of defeat, skepticism, and distrust. All of which is to be expected when it is discovered that, “The human race was no longer alone.”(Clarke 5) Thought his depiction of this alien invasion is would seem as if this story was taken out of our future somehow. In the first few pages of, Childshood End, we are brought into a small glimpse of the world before the overlords arrive. We learn of future motivations and complications of these characters lives. We quickly see this disappear through the eyes of the character, Reinhold Hoffman. His character shows true defeat upon the arrival of the overlords. The moment he sees the Overlords ships his ambitions are swept from beneath him. “Then…

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  • 2001 Space Odyssey Film Analysis

    out a high-pitched radio (energy) signal to the stars. Fast-forward into the future, 18 months later, astronauts Mission Commander Dr. David (Dave) Bowman (Keir Dullea) and his deputy Dr. Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood), along with three hibernating astronauts that make up the survey team, and the main computer HAL 9000 (Douglas Rain), are all onboard the deep spacecraft Discovery One heading for Jupiter. (Trivia Fact: In the book version of 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke, “it says the…

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  • Analysis Of Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Arthur C. Clarke the author of “2001: A Space Odyssey” posits in his book that human evolution comes with consequences. Human evolution is shown to have consequences in “2001: A Space Odyssey” mainly due to the capability to utilize their advancing intelligence. For instance, Hal who was created due to evolved human intelligence malfunctions and kills three humans, and if one computer can do it others could too. Humans, as they evolved started to show discontent for their state of living, and…

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  • John Hick Problem Of Evil Essay

    be both omnipotent and perfectly loving” (Hick 1). In going about proving the instability in what seems to be an ironclad argument, John Hick looks at multiple possibilities. He defines evil and with this definition comes up with a concrete conclusion to this universal dilemma. However, does John Hick’s solution actually stand up to all possible contradictions? If Arthur C. Clarke and John Hick would have met one might have seen quite the argument on this matter. Nevertheless, John Hick’s…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey And The Odyssey

    of the aliens, Bowman was able to discover the second monolith and later save the world from a huge nuclear bomb. It was the aliens force that got him started on his hero’s journey. This force left a gigantic, black monolith on the moon and this causes Bowman to follow the signal it sent when it was struck by light. “The spear, the bow, the gun and finally the guided missile had given him weapons of infinite range and all but infinite power. Without those weapons, often thought he had used…

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  • Personal Narrative: Aliens

    Aliens. The end of the world. School. All topics that teenagers think about. As a young adult, I find that the emotions of a teenager are never given justice in society. As a lonely student going throughout her daily routine of trudging off to school, completing homework, eating and sleeping, I often lie awake at night, wondering if these monotonous actions are really all life is meant to be. And as an avid reader, I sometimes find it arduous to locate books that accurately describe the real…

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  • Theme Of Imperialism In The Movie Avatar

    In 2009, James Cameron released his film Avatar. It was an intense mix of sci-fi and adventure, with plenty of action intertwined in its storyline. The story is of Jake Sully, who is a paraplegic marine who is sent to a distant moon called Pandora. There Jake fills the position of his deceased brother, becoming an Avatar of the native peoples the Na’vi, and is working for the government as humans mine the planet for precious metals. Jake is at first operating under the orders of the military…

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  • Analyzing Ron Grainer's 'Doctor Who Theme Song'

    The “Doctor Who Theme Song” was constructed by an Australian composer named Ron Grainer in 1963. The “Doctor Who Theme Song” was realized by Delia Derbyshire at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. This song is one of the first electronic theme songs for television. The theme song was originally written in an E Minor. The current “Doctor Who Theme Song” is arranged by Murray Gold. Doctor Who is a British television show about a time lord (currently played by Peter Capaldi as the 12th doctor) who…

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  • Consequences Of Technology In The Veldt, By Ray Bradbury

    “The Veldt” is a short story written by Ray Bradbury on September 23, 1950. Bradbury, known for his science fiction genre, wrote many novels including: Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine and more. The common theme of his novels is that humans can be manipulated by technology. “The Veldt” is about a family that has a very technologically advanced home that performs every task for them. The children eventually get revenge on their parents with their own technology – the…

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  • Theme Of Control In The Handmaid's Tale

    Margaret Attwood uses her gift for fictional writing to explore the powerful theme of control. She does this through the medium of The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), which won the Governor-General’s award in 1985, and the first Arthur C. Clarke award in 1987. The dystopian novel portrays a current day North America being occupied by the religious extremists the Sons of Jacob. The religious leaders that are aiming to enact its idea of a perfect world heavily control the dystopia’s population. Attwood…

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