A Canticle For Leibowitz Quotes And Analysis

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In the first few chapters of A Canticle for Leibowitz, the post-apocalyptic world is portrayed as very empty and barren. Most post-apocalyptic setting portrayed in other books, such as The Road or The Hunger Games are filled with destruction, rubble, and destroyed buildings. However, the setting for Canticle is not with filled with such destruction, but rather, emptiness and solitude. The setting in the first few chapters, although it is revealed that Francis was wandering in a desert, seems to have been stripped of all forms of life except bloodthirsty wolves and rabid animals. There are no structures besides the ancient undiscovered temples and ruins, and there seems to be no people around either. The only things around are rocks and “a shimmering

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