The Day The Saucers Had Theme

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Hook: Paul Allen once said, “Technology is notorious for engrossing people so much that they don't always focus on balance and enjoy life at the same time.” BK: By definition, invasion is an unwelcome intrusion into another's domain. Thesis: In these three stories “The Day The Saucers Came” by Neil Gaiman, "The Fun They Had" by Isaac Asimov, and the video “The Last Job on Earth” it shows how invasion is a theme especially the way technology invades humans’ lives. TS: A theme that "The Fun They Had" by Isaac Asimov had was invasion. Isaac Asimov developed theme with these three ways. MP1: The first way he developed this theme was showing how the schools had developed so much and that schools were now using machines as teachers. P According…show more content…
MP1: The first way Gaiman develops this theme of invasion is by telling how technology interferes with our daily life. P According to the text, “That Day, the saucers landed. Hundreds of them…” (Gaiman 1). P This shows that both text had a theme of invasion because in both texts machinery takes over the human world. MP2: Additionally, the theme of invasion is developed when machines take over humans’ attention from what humans were meant to do. P According to the text, “You didn’t notice any of this because you were sitting in your room, not doing anything not even reading, not really, just looking at your telephone…” (Gaiman 2). P This shows that technology is another theme shared by both authors because in this context technology has distracted people and has took our attention away from the real world making us focused on our devices. MP3: The third way “The Day The Saucers Came” shows a theme of technology is when tech has taken control over the human race. P According to the text, “Computers turned, the screens telling us we would…show more content…
MP3: Last but not least, people in the future will not be able to hold up their family and lives if they can’t make money. P According to “The Last Job on Earth”, there is a long line of people waiting to get food from the food bank so their family can survive. P This shows that a theme of invasion because with machines taking over the jobs of humans, people aren’t able to make a living so they can’t support themselves or their family. Restate Thesis: As you can see, “The Day The Saucers Came” by Neil Gaiman, "The Fun They Had" by Isaac Asimov and the video “The Last Job on Earth” has all shown a similar theme of invasion. All three shows how technology, electronics, and machines will invade our life, but they all developed the theme in a different way whether big or small. Final Thoughts: Paul Allen was undoubtedly accurate when he said humans think about electronics too much and so much so that it might even take over the world

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