Surname 1Student’s NameProfessor’s NameCourse NumberDateDiscussion 2Arthur C. Clarke explicitly depicts the Overloads as devils in his book, Childhood’s End, to evoke images of sin and hell. In the book, the rule of the Overheads is characterized by periods of utopia intended to sway the people towards their hidden agenda. The Overloads claimed to be interested in uniting the earth, eradicating poverty and stopping wars yet inside there was a hidden agenda. Stormgren, leader of the Freedom League of Nations, makes it clear that they have accomplished these goals when he asks the question, “Can you deny that the Overlords have brought security, peace, and prosperity to the world?” (Clarke, 16). However, besides fulfilling these goals and bringing some state of utopia, they have confiscated people’s liberty as well as denied people the freedom of controlling their lives. This resembles the strategyused by the devil to promote sin. There is a possibility that Clarke depicted these Overloads as devils to warn readers of the devil’s ill-motive.