Compare And Contrast Essay!!!

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The two settings in "Why Don't You Look Where You're Going" and "By the Waters of Babylon" are completely different. In one, many people are aboard a luxury ocean liner, and in the other story a small band of people live a primitive life in the mountains. Although the settings are much different, the time periods could be close. There are similarities and differences in the settings of the two short stories.In " Why Don't You Look Where You're Going" a few thousand people are living as good as it gets aboard an ocean liner. It takes place in the present day while civilization is at its peak of prosperity. "By the Waters of ...view middle of the document...

One of these takes place in the present day while man is thriving; the other story take place after a nuclear devastation almost destroyed the human race.The main similarity between these two stories settings is how isolated the people are. In "Why Don't You Look Where You're Going" all the people are aboard a ship in the ocean. They are hundreds of miles from the main land. In "By the Waters of Babylon" the small tribe lives in the mountains. There are not very many people around because most people were killed in the nuclear war. This is the only large similarity in the settings.There are many differences between the two stories. For instance, in "Why Don't You Look Where You Going" many people are aboard a boat in the ocean. The small tribe of people in "By the Waters of Babylon" is in the mountains all alone. In "Why Don't You Look Where You Going" people are living in a technologically advanced time period. Civilization is at its peak of prosperity. In "By the Waters of Babylon" people live very simple, primitive lives. Knowledge of many things seems to have been lost after the nuclear war. These are two differences between the two short stories.The settings in "Why Don't You Look Where Your Going" and "By the Waters of Babylon" have a few similarities, but for the most part they are very different. In one story people are aboard a luxury liner in the ocean. In the other people are living simple lives after a nuclear war. These two settings have almost nothing in common.

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