The science fiction genre fits into both of the stories because of the technology, settings, and events that take place in the stories. The Sound of Thunder fits into the genre because of the time travel machine, the dinosaurs, the date it takes place, and the chaos theory and paradox concepts. The Nethergrave fits in the genre because of the virtual world controlled and presented by Magus, who seems to know everything. The virtual world also seems to have great “graphics” if not realistic, and how main character physically entered the Nethergrave from his bedroom.
I knew I shouldn’t have come back up in this house ” p. (103). He could be haunting them because maybe it was Boy Willie who pushed him down his well and he is getting payback, but the one place where most of them hear him and see him is next to the piano. That’s why I believe that Sutter’s ghost represents the piano.
She also states that sci-fi is touching and some of it is depressing. Basically, detects war that opposes no problems or moral qualifications. Finally, she makes a claim that science technology is a good unifier and how they create a utopian society where everyone thinks alike. Sontag states powerful claims that are indeed true. In fact, Guardians of The Galaxy vol. 2 is an excellent sci-fi film that supports Susans claims.
The theme of science is illuminated by the notion of electricity and "[its] potential to reanimate corpses" (Brown "The Science"). The theme of religion is connected to religious books, philosophies, and actions. One prominent conflict between the themes revolves around Victor Frankenstein's idea of creating life. Throughout most of his career, Frankenstein was involved with the sciences and gained a great interest in the "human frame" (30) and "the physical secrets of the world" (19). He started an experiment for the sake of science, but saw it as a "[success] in discovering the cause of generation and life" (31).
Non-diegetic sound in movies is used to create a mood or tone. For example, in Beetlejuice, Adam and Barbara were having a serious conversation about their death. Tim Burton included this scene to show that Adam and Barbara finally understood they died in the car accident on the bridge. In the movie Edward Scissorhands, Peg was nearing Edward’s dark, old, scary mansion for the first time. Burton had this scene to show that Peg was scared of entering the mansion for the first time ever.
The boyfriend left to get help. The girlfriend fell asleep, when she woke in the morning she started hearing strange noises on the window. Her boyfriend had told her not turn look out the windows, but she turned around and saw her boyfriend hanging from a tree upside down. His head on the trunk of the car (Burgoyne).
For example, people sometimes use a phrase such as “Aww, he is so cute that I just want to squeeze him to death.” The last reason Stephen King’s article is agreeable is because there are similarities between horror films and public lynching. Horror films and public lynching have many similarities. Both horror films and public lynching provide a boost of energy from the suspense and adrenaline (King 562). Additionally, both horror films and public lynching consist of an audience of people that are willing to experience fears they might possibly have.
When someone believes that it’s possible to time travel and get abducted by aliens, they clearly have a mental disorder. Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, though it is a fictitious novel, it contains serious and real content. It has its sadistic humor, but it is truly a war story where the outcomes are not good. The protagonist, Billy Pilgrim, is said to be unstuck in time and is abducted by aliens. Though, there is a lot against the reality of that.
The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft presents a physical monster while The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman represents a mental monster. They each describe a different aspect of a general worldview of weird fiction and allude to a similar take on weird itself. Gothic literature, just before, had a dominant theme of madness, specifically the physical push to madness versus the mental madness of confinement, and thus created a pathway for similarities. Although the approaches are contrasting in the stories through the way they are displayed, they both suggest that weird fiction identifies the world through a theme of madness.
Space exploration has long been a debated topic. From the days where there was controversy between whether the universe revolved around the Earth, because god made humans special, to whether Copernicus’s idea that the Earth and the other planets of the solar system revolve around the sun was true. Then there was the space race where there was a dilemma based on what was ethical to be produced and sent to space (such as weaponry during the cold war). The more contemporary problem involves the exploration of space and the danger that space debris poses. We must accept however that space is our back-up plan if we were to exploit the Earth to such an extent that we could no longer survive here.
Evaluating both the film and short story, the film version of this short story does not follows the plot of the book too closely. Again Campbell was trying to teach us something much like Malcom from Jurassic park. Campbell’s work was a work of Science fiction and a common goal for a science fiction writer is to make us question things in a weird way, examples being Ray Bradbury and his Martian chronicles. Campbell was trying to ask us what exactly it took to completely imitate a human being, asking us if we are as different as we consider ourselves to be. He questions the concept of “being human” something the Carpenter counterpart does
For Bradbury, space was the big thing and he imagined it as “an expanse to be filled by the imagination” (Seed 122). His writing in the past has consisted of many works of fiction that revolved around space. In fact, Bradbury has even written an entire collections of short stories, specifically Mars, which is known as the Martian Chronicles. With the obvious love of space Bradbury possesses, it would not be surprising to see it surface in his other works, even if that work is not specifically space-centered. So, the appearance of the moon being a significant symbol feels fitting in a
Of course,since this book is science fiction, there are also interesting ideas for technology in the space, that have been mentioned before, and may or may not ever work. One of the concepts is that the ship that the boys are on for battleschool is constantly spinning, which causes the illusion of gravity, and causing the
I also started to think about the Drake equation, which I learned about in high school. The Drake equation looks at different things like the formation of stars and the probability of other life-sustaining planets, which in turn gives us a number of civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy that we can detect electromagnetic emissions from (The Drake Equation). While I thought quite a bit about extraterrestrial life, I also thought about the fact we are stuck on Earth. The first thing that immediately comes to mind with that is how we are going to produce enough food. In the paper we discussed during class on Thursday, the data showed that we are using a significant amount of our natural resources in the production of beef cattle, and my thoughts on this are that we should transition to meats that don’t use as many resources.