Monday, November 9, 2009

By the Waters of Babylon

Title of Selection: By The Waters of Babylon
Author: Stephen Vincent Benet
Prereading: I think technological advancements can be good if they are used for the right reasons. They can also be bad if they are not used for good reasons.
Plot/Reaction: John visits: Dead Place, Place of the Gods, great river, dead house
Questions: 1. Is this story supposed to take place in the future?
2. Why did the author pick New York?
Quote: "They were men. I remember the dead man's face. They were men who were here before us. We must build again."
Additional Notes:
People of the Hills:
- spiritual -> rituals, chants
- unsure/cautious
- superstitious
- primitive
- domestic
- hunter/gather

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