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What if a there was one feature on or in a human being that separated them into two groups with each filled with hate for the other With the Asian ethnicity and white race being the two most dominate ethnicracial groups in the world imagine these two groups having nothing but pure hatred for the other and a world completely divided This scenario is the basis for James Alan Gardners short story Three Hearings Existence of Snakes in the Human Bloodstream In this story instead of using realistic races Gardner splits society by having a group of people with a snake-like figure in their blood and a group without He shows the evolution of his fictitious society through three crucial events between Supreme Patriarch Septus XXIV and Anton Leeuuenhoek Charles Darwin and Britannic Majesty Anne VI and Dr Julia Grant and Senator McCarthy These three events intimately discuss the discovery of the difference in blood types and the horrid repercussions that the discovery might bear Compared to actual historic events Gardners three created events closely resemble the Nazi movement in Germany which began with Adolf Hitlers emergence as political leader on January 30 1933 The Nazi movement denounced almost all ethnic groups in particular the Jewish and through his story Gardner successfully display the ills in discrimination racism and prejudice In his short story Gardner productively conveys to his audience that to focus on petty differences such as the color of ones skin the sect of their religion or in this case the contents of their blood is profound and ultimately leads to horrific events such as the German Nazi movementThe first crucial event that is seen in the short story is as stated before between Supreme Patriarch Septus XXIV and Anton Leeuwenhoek Gardner describes the scene and situation well by writing The man currently standing before Patriarch Septus occupied a seldom-seen middle ground in the quantity of restraints two solid handcuffs joined
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