Consider Why Visions of the Future are Common in Literature. Make

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Consider Why Visions of the Future are Common in Literature. Make
Specific Reference to The Chrysalids and at Least One Other Text.

In this essay I will try to explain why visions of the future are so common in literature. To do this I will make reference to "The
Chrysalids" by John Wyndham, "Brother In the Land" by Robert Swindell,
"Z for Zachariah" by Robert C. O'Brien and also a television series called "Futurama", created by Matt Groening. This essay consists of three main parts: an introduction, an explanation on why visions of the future are abundant and a conclusion. There are various reasons why visions of the future are commonly found in literature and other media, I will emphasize in what I believe are the four most
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Not only does "The Chrysalids" criticize society, so does other novels, supporting my point on criticism throughout novels, even other media. "Brother in the Land" and "Z for Zachariah" both criticize people's urge and necessity for control, as we can see in "Brother in the Land" through the actions taken by the commissioner to ensure his own personal well being and in "Z for Zachariah" through the actions of Mr. Loomis, as he wants to achieve total control of everything. We can also see criticism in short stories and television. "Examination
Day" by Henry Slesar also criticizes humanity's fear towards evolution as it is shown how the government will not accept people with a higher intelligence quotient than a standard level: "your son Richard M.
Jordan has completed the Government examination. We regret to inform you that his intelligence quotient has exceeded the Government regulation" (Line 12-13). Respecting television series, "Futurama" criticizes the whole of actual society through a futuristic point of view of a human who has been cryogenically frozen and wakes up 1000 years in the future.

Humanity fears change, the unknown. It fears evolution and consequently, the future. It is this fear of the upcoming future that often makes us only think

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