The arrival of that which is different spurs on violence. Xenophobia exposes the intolerance that humans have for others. The space ship symbolises the arrival of others from a different planet and not a
Herblock makes a perfect attempt on unmasking the negative and poor side of a worldwide victory and success, this proves those coming together (around the world) for a worldwide “phenomenon” but when bigger issues shown in his cartoon, examples of more significant things than the moon landing, in which many are unaware of the issues. To add, one of the first articles, like “Man on the Moon” written by The Times talks about insignificance of the moon landing when it mostly discussed about rocks, a technique of sarcasm, mockery. America misused their money on the highly glorified event shows that those
And we will become your cattle” (War for the Planet of the Apes). Planet of the Apes, by Pierre Boulle, is a science fiction book that was published in 1963. This book tells an innovative story of apes and human in another planet, where the roles of humans and apes have interchanged. In this world, the apes have the ability to speak and have higher cognitive, while the humans do not have the same level of reasoning nor thinking. The apes and the humans cannot coexist in this planet and only the fiercest will prevail.
The Earth is slowly degenerating and humans are to blame. Racism, sexism and other forms of oppression are tearing society apart. In Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, the teacher Ishmael, a gorilla, analyzes the downfall of humanity. Ishmael separates the race of humans into two defined groups- the Leavers and the Takers. The Leavers are more aware that their existence is valuable and are not put on Earth to rule; on the contrary, the Takers tend to believe that they are put on Earth to control and use all of the planet’s resources to achieve their gods’ expectations.
The ability to trust others is a good quality to have, but too much trust can lead to betrayal which then can cause a change in someone. The dystopian novel Unwind by Neal Shusterman is about kids ages 13-18 trying to survive in a disloyal world from getting killed and stripped for body parts. In the novel The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, there is an alien invasion where all the aliens manipulate all the human’s fears and weaknesses to eventually kill them off. Both authors of the stories use character archetypes and symbolism to indicate the theme that people who have been betrayed in the past, tend to change as a person whether the change is good or bad. First, in Unwind, Shusterman uses character archetypes to uniquely show how Lev has changed as a person after being betrayed by his mentors.
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” As the renowned scientist Albert Einstein stated, the lack of free will can be highly detrimental to society. This principle is also emphasized in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, in which the main character, Billy Pilgrim, is involved in a plane crash. This accident further unsettles his mental condition, in addition to his experiences in World War II. This causes Billy to imagine about an alien planet called Tralfamadore, where they believe that all incidents in time are structured and that free will has no impact on the future. They also claim that damaging events such as war cannot be prevented.
First, after Arthur and Ford hitchhike off of Earth via a Vogon spaceship, the Vogons ironically become a diabolus ex machina. They are described as “actually evil... [and unwilling to] even lift a finger to save their own grandmothers” (38). And unfortunately for Arthur and Ford, they dispassionately torture and discard hitchhikers. For example, when Arthur encounters a Vogon guard, the guard submissively throws them off of the ship despite being unhappy in doing so. Furthermore, the Vogons are stereotyped versions of political bureaucrats.
Right now, where I am in the book, none of the characters have good characteristics. Zeus throws tantrums, the Fury seeks vegans, Prometheus is a thief and prison escapee, and Jim and Uncle Edward are also thieves and liars. But, if I had to pick something, I would say Prometheus’s desire to help the humans is a good characteristic to develop within myself. One of the ways he demonstrates this is when he stole the fire from the gods and gave it to the
Radicals like those shown in the movie and those represented by the IS try to enforce a linear way of thinking, leaving little room for analysis and questioning. It seems that for them, how they perceive knowledge is ‘right’. The movie represents such doctrine - the Christians malign Hypatia and then finally lead her to the same place in the library where she is murdered. The IS, likewise, beheaded Khaled al-As’ad, who was the former general manager for antiquities and museums in Palmyra. Undoubtedly, he had a treasure trove of knowledge about the ancient city.
As humans, we are all dispositioned to feel fear, suspicion, and anxiety towards secrecy. These discomforts have led more than a hand full of people to speculate secret societies comprised of super elite politicians, millionaires, presidents, and influential public figures are working against the general public, and rather focus on manipulating politics, wars, and worldwide events in order to control the world and form a totalitarian one world government better known as the New World Order. Apart from conspiracy theorists, large religious groups such as Christians also claim a New World Order is in our midst since it is stated in scriptures in the bible. From my point of view, I believe secret societies are formed so that the rich and powerful
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. Directed By Matt Reeves Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry