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    energetic toddler knocked them to the ground like building blocks. The city looked bland and grim without the bustle of people and the soft glow of the street lights. This is what the future holds, damned by society and its misuse. In “By the Waters of Babylon”, the story is set in a distant future near New York City. After a major disaster wiped out most of the civilization, a tribe started over from scratch. Jon, a priest in training, sets off on a journey east to investigate his dreams and to gain

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    In the story, “By The Waters Of Babylon,” written by Stephen Vincent Benet, a great change occurred from centuries before John’s society. Even though this change happened long before John’s society came about, it still affected the way his society’s culture was. This story expressed great cultural adjustments throughout time. When the Great Burning happened, everything was destroyed and most knowledge was lost along with the city. This caused everything to change when it came time to rebuild the

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    BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON PLANET OF THE APES COMPARITIVE ESSAY The short story by the waters of Babylon and the movie planet of the apes were both futuristic stories. They also both showed the evil sides of today’s man and the chaos and mass destruction that we are capable of accomplishing. They portrayed today’s man as selfish, violent, and full of hate and rage. By the waters of Babylon was written from the point of view of a boy close to becoming a man who knew nothing

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    In modern day society, we revolve our lives around technology with our constant need to have the newest gadgets. Little do we know that this new technology is taking over our world in big ways. In the story, By The Waters Of Babylon, it tells the tale of a young priest who travels to a forbidden place to find out the truth of what happened before the “Great Burning.” The more he explored, the more he uncovered the shocking truth behind the life in the “old days.” This is portrayed by the author,

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    sociologist and writer Robert Staughton Lynd, knowledge has the strength to progress society, but only if man knows how to harness this power. One author who explores the power of knowledge is Stephen Vincent Benét. In his short story, “By the Waters of Babylon,” written in 1937 as a response to the bombing of Guernica, Spain by fascist, Nazi soldiers, Benét follows one man’s mental and physical journey on his quest for knowledge. Likewise, Benét comments on how man has an internal desire to understand

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    I Am Legend vs. By the Waters of Babylon In both I Am Legend and “By the Waters of Babylon,” the author and the director have very comparable styles when it comes to certain aspects of their work. The theme of both the film and the story revolve around the idea of humanity destroying itself due to the misuse of power and misunderstanding of the knowledge they had acquired. On the contrary, the mood in I Am Legend and “By the Waters of Babylon” are vastly different. In the film, the viewer feels

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    What is the most important thing to know about knowledge you are given? The answer is simple, the truth. In the story “By the Waters of Babylon” the main character John is on a quest for knowledge. In his civilization the priests are the wisest and most knowledgeable people. John is the son of a priest and wants to become one himself. John is obsessed with finding more knowledge. John says, “My knowledge made me happy--it was like a fire in my heart” (Benet 312). He dreams of going to on a journey

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                              February 12, 2018 LA2  Honors                                                                                                       7th period                                       BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON           In the story, “by the waters of babylon”, the character John is a protagonist. He is the son of a priest and wants john to become a priest too. The reason  that the character  John is a protagonist because his thoughts and emotions are expressed throughout

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    Introduction: The story “By The Water Of Babylon”, written by Stephen Vincent Benet, has a plethora of aspects of literary elements that depict the story. The following analyzes the story using the seven elements of fiction. Setting: The story takes place around New York, a plethora of generations after a fatal war came around, which desolated civilizations. A reason that contributes to why the author chose NY is because it is an urban place and it has numerous advancements. A tribe inhabited a

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    “ By the Water of Babylon” In the story “By the Water of Babylon” written by Stephen Vincent Benet, the events in the story related to real life now. The story is talking about how a disaster happen, all this event is actually closer to happen in real life. Although the United States has not been bombed by a nuclear bomb, it could happen and this story could represent some results of this happening. North Korea wants to start a nuclear war with the United States, North Korea is prepared for any

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