Discussion Post: Post-Apocalyptic Dreams

Discussion Post: Post-Apocalyptic Dreams

Post-apocalyptic novels, such as Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, and The Maze Runner series, and television shows such as “The Walking Dead,” are currently extremely popular. Byron’s poem “Darkness” is one of the first such pieces of writing in the British literary tradition. How would you compare Byron’s approach to portraying a dying world to current post-apocalyptic stories? Is he trying to elicit the same emotions as the more recent works? Why doesn’t Byron offer us any specific characters? (Please write an initial post of roughly 100 words, and respond to another student’s post with roughly 50 words.)





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In response to one of the student’s post, I totally agree on the fact that Byron naming his characters made nos sense since the world had turned into a desolate place with no regard

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