2001: A Space Odyssey as a Hero’s Journey Chloe O’Connor Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey can be considered something of a pseudo-hero’s journey story, with a greater focus on the ultimate reason the hero must make their journey. In this iteration of the hero’s journey, humankind is the hero. The quest they must depart on is evolution to a higher form through Dave Bowman’s individual journey, though he is certainly not the ultimate hero, merely the catalyst for the hero to truly be heroic. While 2001 certainly does not follow the traditional structure of a hero’s journey, it may still be considered to be so, as evolution of the hero is central to the idea of the hero’s journey and this is unmistakably a story of metamorphosis. For
Ancient Alien Theory states that extraterrestrials with superior knowledge of science and engineering landed on Earth thousands of years ago and shared their expertise with early civilizations. In Chariots of the Gods? (1968), Erich von Däniken put forth his hypothesis that, thousands of years ago, space travelers from other planets visited Earth, where they taught humans about technology and influenced ancient religions. Most ancient alien theorists, including von Däniken, point to two types of evidence to support their ideas. The first is ancient religious texts in which humans witness and interact with gods or other heavenly beings that descend from the sky – sometimes in vehicles resembling spaceships – and possess spectacular powers.
This collision caused a piece of Earth and debris to break off. This piece and debris molded together to create the Moon. The Moon then stayed in orbit, therefore it began orbiting the Earth. The Giant Impact Theory is the most logical and believed theory of how the Moon formed. The Fission Theory is a commonly believed theory for how the Moon was created.
The three books somehow relate to their criticism of philosophical paradigms, but Micromegas is more scientific than the other two. It is also important to note that Voltaire’s publications represented respective ages, themes, and his own opinion. Despite the works dating back to 1700s, they have significant literary implications into modern thinking. Micromegas (1752) is a scientific fiction that Voltaire documented while living with his mistress, Madame de Chatallet. Fundamentally, Micromegas is a story of a brilliant alien from a distant planet revolving around Newton’s scientific proclamations.
I do not comprehensively agree with any of the three attitudes. Instead, I suggest a new form of attitude—a combination of existentialism and creationism. The two origins of life 1.Naturalism Naturalism proposes that life begins with a stream of purposeless force—the big bang. The big bang is treated by scientists as the beginning of space and time. Planets, lives are the natural results of big bang.
The Hero Cycle brings order to the necessary journey of a hero, whether it may be the many unorthodox versions of a hero. The cycle contains elements that follows a primary figure in Orson Scottcard’s science fiction novel, Ender’s Game, named Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, who is six in the beginning of the novel; he deals with the repercussions of being a third child, a forbidden stigma. When earth is once again threatened by the buggers, an alien species that have previously been defeated by Mazer Rackham during the first and second invasions, Colonel Graff of the International Fleet (a government organization established to protect Earth from the buggers) recruits Ender in hopes that he really is the key to success that the I.F. has always anticipated, but he must leave his parents and older siblings, Peter and Valentine. He faces many ordeals while in Battle School and Command School, like the many computer simulations, battles in null gravity, and the isolation placed on him by the school administrators.
First photograph of the planet was in September 1979, by Pioneer 11, launched by NASA. I chose Saturn because it was a planet that interested me. Since I was small, I was fascinated in space. When I saw the different planets in the solar system, I was very into Saturn. It looked different, it had a ring around the planet.
The Role of Robots in Science Fiction Before Isaac Asimov : According to Oxford dictionary, Science Fiction is “A type of book, film/movie, etc. that is based on imagined scientific discoveries of the future, and often deals with space travel and life on other planets.” Science fiction is said to have a long prehistory. The evidence can be brought to focus from the history of Greek Civilisation wherein the residents of Mount Olympus were on voyage to different worlds inhabited by one-eyed giants, a six-headed monster and a woman who chemically transformed people into animals. For the first time in the history of Science Fiction, the film “Metropolis” bought the Robots on scene in 1927. The film was aimed at portraying the
First of all, science fiction is the fantastic made plausible through the backdrop of science. Sci-fi typically deals with themes such as futuristic science, contact with extraterrestrial beings, time travel, alternate universe, etc. Mysteries are usually solved scientifically, or with scientific reasons. Common characters in a sci-fi novel include aliens, robots, a time traveler, a scientist and so on. The setting varies, but generally the story takes place in space, an