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The Day of the Triffids The Day of the Triffids written by John Wyndham is a novel about a catastrophic disaster that takes place on earth A meteor shower had caused all of those who viewed to loose their eye sight Still a small percentage of people who could see remained It was up to a man named Bill and others like him to carry on the human existence John Wyndham deals with some contemporary concerns in The Day of the Triffids Because of this this text is relevant to dealing with issues in todays society The novel is a good example of what could take place if a catastrophic event where to take place on earth If the was a nuclear war plague or any other catastrophe how would the survivors react Wyndhams novel addresses this very concern It is up to the sighted people that are left to take charge and to try and save as many other people as possible without the endangering of the remaining sighted population In todays society we are dealing with possible a nuclear holocaust suicide bombings biological warfare and much more It is very likely that these dangers could soon become a reality In complete chaos I believe that some will take charge and try to organize in order to save themselves and others I also believe that some could very well revert to barbarianism causing problems for the other survivors Today people are not as self sufficient We all rely on our cell phones computers televisions and everything else that could possibly make our lives easier If civilization was instantly turned back to the Stone Age many would not know how to survive Only a small percentage of the population actually knows how to survive off the land and even a smaller percentage knows how to survive off the land after it has been contaminated from nuclear blasts or a biological weapon I do
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