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    The story shows the earth as uninhabitable. A nuclear war has led to the annihilation of life on the planet. Even from the moon, the earth can be seen “gleaming faintly with an evil...

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  • If I Forget Thee, O Earth . . .
    The main characters of Arthur C. Clarke's story "If I Forget Thee, O Earth..." are Marvin and his father. In the story, Marvin and his father are revealed to be living on the moon. When Marvin sees...

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  • If I Forget Thee, O Earth . . .
    "If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth" is a short story by Arthur C. Clarke. This story can be split into two distinct portions: the exposition and the didactic. In the beginning of the story, the...

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  • If I Forget Thee, O Earth . . .
    The story "If I forget thee, O earth…" is about the grimmest and scariest consequence imaginable in the aftermath of a possible nuclear war on the earth. Published in 1951, the story reflects the...

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  • If I Forget Thee, O Earth . . .
    Marvin realizes why his father has brought him “outside” “for the first time in his life.” After hours of driving in a scout car with balloon tires, they reach a place in their lunar...

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  • If I Forget Thee, O Earth . . .
    The people in the short story “If I Forget Thee, O Earth” are unable to return to the Earth because it has been devastated by a nuclear war. This is stated rather clearly in the story. This...

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  • If I Forget Thee, O Earth . . .
    In “If I Forget Thee, O Earth,” we are never explicitly told why this is Marvin’s first time to go outside. All we are told is that he had never been “Outside” and that, when the airlock...

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  • If I Forget Thee, O Earth . . .
    The story is set on a lunar colony after a nuclear Armageddon on earth. The simple point of the story is a warning of impending doom if the world doesn't get a handle on the proliferation of...

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  • If I Forget Thee, O Earth . . .
    This is an interesting question, since we cannot know precisely what cause the nuclear destruction in "If I Forget Thee, O Earth" by Arthur C. Clarke. This story is set in some future time in a...

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  • If I Forget Thee, O Earth . . .
    Marvin’s father explains to him properly for the first time about the devastation that overtook earth, leaving their little colony on the moon as the only survivors. It is far too dangerous, as...

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    The setting is a human colony on the Moon, some time in the future after a nuclear holocaust on earth. This colony contains the only human survivors of the human race.The imagery is mainly of the...

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    In the Bible, in the Book of Psalms, there is a line "If I forget thee, O, Jerusalem." This is in Psalm 137. It refers to a time when the Israelites were exiled from their homes (to Babylon) and...

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    I do not really think the author is even trying to present an optimistic view of the future, at least not completely. I guess he is optimistic in that he thinks our problems can be solved, but he...

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  • If I Forget Thee, O Earth . . .
    They survived the nuclear war on Earth because they were not on the Earth. Instead, they were up on the Moon. The colony that survives in the story is a bunch of scientists who were living up on...

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    In this story the Earth has been contaminated with radioactivity in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust. For the story line to be plausible, some explanation of how the colony survived...

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  • If I Forget Thee, O Earth . . .
    This 'very short story' is very powerful in both imagery and content. The absence of dialogue between Marvin and his father increases the sense of physical desolation and alienation. It also raises...

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  • If I Forget Thee, O Earth . . .
    This is probably Clarke's most famous cautionary tale, which is a story with a warning about what will happen in the future if society continues along its present course. The science fiction genre...

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  • If I Forget Thee, O Earth . . .
    This piece is a short story. It was first published in Futuremagazine in 1951, as did many of Clark's early works. It was later published in a book of collected works by Clark in 1953 where it...

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