Childhood's End Essay.pdf - 1 Lipsitz Mia Lipsitz AP Language and Composition 21 September 2017 Childhood\u2019s End and Authoritarian Rule Humans

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1 Lipsitz Mia Lipsitz AP Language and Composition 21 September 2017 Childhood’s End and Authoritarian Rule Humans throughout history have responded to authoritarian rule in fear. In the novel Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke this central idea is reflected through imagery and metaphors. The Overlords are depicted as authoritarian rulers of earth that are viewed by the humans as tyrannical and to be feared. In the novel Childhood’s End authoritarian rule was established by using different forms of fear. The Overlords were foreign creatures from space who landed on earth and declared themselves as the leaders. First the Overlords used their physical appearance to intimate the human race with their satanic like characteristics. They were red with long dark horns and resembled the devil. Second, the Overlords used psychological methods to make the human race have anxiety which resulted in more obedience. The Overlords accomplished their goal of human obedience by creating a utopian world that only they could control. By using their own physical

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