Comparison Essay About Technology by the Waters of Babylon and There Will Come Doft Rains

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Ibrahim Almohsini
3/5/2013
Kraft
LA3
Be Careful With Technology
Be aware! Those who believe that technology is needed will face the truth about the future and what technology holds for us. The story “By the Waters of Babylon” by Benet, and the story “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Bradbury, are about the destruction of the world and what will come after. However Bradbury has a pessimistic view that men will not even have a chance to get a new start, and Benet has an optimistic view expressed by a fresh start to a new civilization. In the story “There Will Come Soft Rains,” Bradbury says that after the destruction, the world will continue without mankind. First, Bradbury writes about the unchanging and indifferent nature “And frogs in the pool singing at night, and wild plum trees in tremulous white” (Bradbury ). The animals and trees do the same thing if even men were still alive. Second, the animals and nature don’t know that mankind is gone “And spring herself when she woke at dawn, would scarcely know that they were gone” (Bradbury ). When humans die, no one will care about change. Humans will not have a second chance, and it will seem as they were never there in the first place. The world will continue with everything the same. On the other hand, in the story of “By the Waters of Babylon,” Benet says that men will have a chance to learn from their mistakes to create a new civilization. A preacher’s son goes on a trip to a destroyed place, and wants to tell everyone, but his father doesn’t want him to. “Truth is a hard deer to hunt. If you eat too much truth at once, you may die from the truth” (Benet 723). The preacher knows about the old civilization and what they did to destroy it. He doesn’t want those mistakes to happen to his civilization. “There were men who were before use. We must build again.” (Benet 723). John believes there’s a second chance. The old civilization didn’t use their knowledge wisely. John and his father don’t want to...
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