Compare and contrast essay
The story of two journeys may be [similar because they are on similar paths. But, “By the Waters of Babylon” and “Coyote Kills the Giant” have some similarities but they are a lot different. In the two stories both of the main characters go on risky journeys that test their intelligence and bravery. Also, the characters are unique in their own way, but they face some of the same circumstances. Their paths may put road blocks in front of them that they find a way to defeat the challenges before them and get to where they want to be.
John is the main character of “By the Waters of Babylon”. He is a priest trainee and also his father is a priest. For the most part of his short life john has been downplayed what to believe about life outside of his village. The purpose of John’s quest is to gain some facts about what his family called the land of the gods. Even though john has heard of treacherous peril things about this so called land of the gods like. If he is going to walk on the land of the gods he would combust into flames, he still wanted to gain the truth. Before he left out for a time-consuming journey his father told him of extreme danger this journey might bring about, Johns father told him “this is a very strong dream it may eat you up” without fear john continued on his quest.