• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Z for Zachariah

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

'Z for Zachariah' draft copy Z for Zachariah is about a nuclear disaster that has destroyed the world. One girl and one man survive the attack. They are left to survive with the food and shelter that has been left by the attack, Mr. Loomis who is the older man starts to act strangely and Anne, the girl, is forced to leave otherwise she doesn't know what would happen. This book was written around the time of the cold war between Russia and America. They were the two "superpowers" in the world at the time; Khrushchev the Russian leader aimed nuclear missiles on Cuba and threatened to fire. That is where the book could have become a reality but luckily they didn't fire them. Nuclear missiles were discovered accidently, so if the people that created them never existed I think that nuclear missiles would have been discovered long after the cold war. I think that Robert O'Brien wanted to give the world the feeling and experience of a nuclear attack without it actually happening. ...read more.

Middle

During this book Anne has become more aware of what she has to do to survive so she has developed a maturity over things; she has really become a grown woman and has skipped her whole childhood in order to survive. Mr. Loomis is a violent character but only is violent at different times, such as when Anne was curious about his life and wondered if he was married, he reacted in a weird way grabbing her and pulling her close to him, not letting go when she said he was hurting her. Another example of violence is in chapter 18 where Anne is quite worried, she falls asleep in her room and in the middle of the night Mr. Loomis sneaks in the room and tries to hold her down but she escapes. Anne is violent but it is not intentional and if it is it is because of self defense, when Anne is escaping from the room she hit Mr. Loomis in the throat badly winding him. Anne seems to have been living in the valley a lot due to Mr. ...read more.

Conclusion

In the middle of the night Faro, the dog starts growling and runs out the room, Anne is aware that Mr. Loomis is in the room. He touches her and strokes her and finally holds her down with a tight grip, Anne struggles to get out of the room and in the process of trying her shirt rips. She makes for the door and hits Mr. Loomis in the throat and he lets go of her so she can escape. In that Mr. Loomis's violence is really shown and it, from then on, tells her to stay clear of Mr. Loomis. In my conclusion I believe that a post apocalyptic world is not a good world and should never be burdened upon anyone to live in. Surviving can bring out the violence, hate and worse in even the nicest of people. It is amazing to believe that we as humans have created this world with the weapons of mass destruction and that the end of the world could come at any time, it gives us a sense of a false reality and of a world that we must live in, all we can do is hope that "Z for Zachariah" does not become a true story. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Dead Man Walking

    This flashback is Poncelet's memory of what he did and is him telling us the truth, while confessing to God. It gives the audience mixed emotions as the flashback shows Poncelet does deserve what he is getting because what he did was evil, but he has confessed and also apologized.

  2. The Thirteenth Day

    CHASE Danny? Rosie? Help me outta here. THEY TRY TO OPEN THE DOOR, BUT IT HAS ALSO BEEN SEALED FROM THE OUTSIDE. DANNY It won't open. CHASE Its the Ghost girl! DANNY AND ROSIE BOTH LOOK AT EACH OTHER. CHASE She's looking to avenge her family. They used to own the land the school's built on.

  1. Oliver Twist

    When telling the others about how the crowd would have torn Fagin to pieces had the officers not fought them off, and Fagin's appearance 'I can see the blood upon his hair and beard, ...', he was so upset by this memory that he tried to block it out by covering his eyes and ears.

  2. Of Mice And Men Chapter 7

    "George smiled as if he'd said something clever. "Now, this was back long time ago mind, and we was in much nicer country. Anyways, I saw this right purty piece of lan' one day when we was out campin', and while Lennie was still asleep I went to have a look at it.

  1. Our Day Out

    The bears are treated badly and can sense about better ways of living and the progress class are talked too and treated badly because of the way they look, their lack of intelligence and they also see a better way of living and people who look better off than them.

  2. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    Hyde is the dark side of Jekyll who is known as a very kind and pleasant person; he is released to the world by a mysterious potion. Mr Utterson described Hyde by saying, "He is not an easy person to describe.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work