The Voice, The Flood And The Turtle, And Genesis

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The two flood myths, The Voice, The Flood, and The Turtle, and Genesis follow a similar story line as they attempt to depict the punishment placed upon humans for their misconduct on Earth. The myth tells the tale of how a certain figures suffer the consequences of their actions. These flood myths present the idea of a select group people receive a warning from a higher being telling them to construct a form of shelter that will protect them from a flood that will be used to wipe out the people, or monsters, that are behaving poorly. The The Voice, The Flood, and The Turtle tells the story of a woman who bares four monstrous children. These four children are seen as a threat to the people around them because as they grow up they end up …show more content…

The general idea of both stories follows the idea of punishment for one’s unacceptable behavior. In the first flood myth, the idea of four monsters morphing into one large beast is presented. This large beast is supposed to represent society as a whole. When society adapts malicious intentions and negative traits, a higher being decides whether or not a “cleansing” of society is necessary to improve the planet. Similarly, the story of Genesis follows the idea that humans have begun to behave in an irrational and shameful manner, so God creates a flood to punish the humans who had behaved poorly. “Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways.” Another similarity seen between both of the myths is presentation of a selected family to survive the flood by receiving a warning. This group is responsible for the repopulation of the planet and salvation of the animals. For example, in The Voice, The Flood, and The Turtle, the voice states: “Now you have everything you need. Now you can live. Now you have children and form a new generation.” In the story of Genesis, God believes Noah and is family are the only ones who deserved to live because they did not act in the same fashion as their peers. Once the flood passes, God says: “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.” Genesis and

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