Thesis: Cat’s Cradle is a story about how mankind use there own technology to destroy them self. Summary: The story of Cat’s Cradle begins as John “a writer” wants to write a book about the Atomic bomb and its creator. The name of his book is called “The Day the world end.” At first John has to found a person to write about and he chooses Dr. Felix Hoenikker. Dr. Felix Hoenikker is one of the masterminds behind the Atomic Bomb.
He’s a Nobel-prize-winning Physicist. Whose other think he is wired and he cared little for human responsibilities even to his children. Also he think that he is innocent of making the A-bomb and one day a marine general asked him to solve the problem about the mud, Felix then begin working on the creation that the general ask him to solve. Which he called the “ice-nine”, Unfortunately, Felix succeeded in that “ice-nine”, which is very dangerous to have since it can turn anything into ice in an instant and he didn’t, kept any records of how the ice-nine were made. Then after his death, his children inherited the ice-nine.
As I just say John want to write a book about the Atomic Bomb but unfortunately Dr. Hoenikker has die a long time ago. So John has to get the information from his children who are Newt, Angela, and Frank. But unfortunately John didn’t get any information from Frank since he have been disappear in the early part of the story and didn’t show up until almost the end of the story which John already lost all of his interest in write the book. Anyway Newt did give many detail information to John about his father. He also give detail of where his father like to work which later John will go there to learn more about Dr.
Like the famous saying goes, denial isn’t just a river in Egypt. On the surface, “The Swimmer” may appear to be a tale of the effects of alcohol abuse or maybe even a characterization of a mental disorder like Alzheimer’s. Upon closer scrutiny, however, one discerns that it is denial that allows for the supremacy of the human mind over logic and reason during desperate ...
Hoenikker. While John was doing his research he learns that Dr. Hoenikker doesn’t care about humanity. He also learns that Dr. Hoenikker family have problem. After learning so much thing about Dr.
Hoenikker family John start to begin his trip to visit Dr. Hoenikker office or work place. When John gets to Dr. H (Hoenikker) office he met with Dr. Asa Breed, the man in charge of the General Forge and Foundry Company’s Research Laboratory where Dr. Hoenikker worked.
But the night before John get to meet Dr. Breed, he went to a bar where he met Sandra who use to attend the same school with Frank and she said that Frank use to have a nick name “Secret Agent X-9.” He has that name because other people think he act very secretly. As I just say John met Dr. Hoenikker boss Dr. Breed. As John interview Dr.
Breed questions about the day the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and the information of the A-bomb, Dr. Breed became increasingly mad because he felt that John believed scientists had no moral conscience. Dr. Breed think John think all scientist was born to make weapon to kill people. He also told what Dr. H last project was.
After John heard the last project that Dr. H was working on he felt horrified. Since it could turn hypothetical mud into freeze ice, and it would turn the rest of the earth water into ice since the chain reaction of the ice-nine would seep into the streams, rivers, and oceans. If it rained, that water also would freeze upon contact with ice-nine. Then John asks Dr. Breed had actually developed a seed of ice-nine, but Dr.
Breed didn’t answer his question by deny to answering it. After interviewing the Dr. Breed Miss Faust give John a tour to the lab. After the tour John go to the cemetery to visit Dr. H grave to take picture.
While he was there he saw Emily Hoenikker’s grave (Dr. H wife).
Her grave have a 20 feet high and 3 feet wide. And on it there were 2 poems written by Angela and Frank Hoenikker.
Over the many decades the economic standing of the United States, specifically California, had fluctuated due to many unforeseen factors. One huge factor that cannot be anticipated, and often causes drastic effects on the economy, are geologic disasters. The state of California is notorious for having earthquakes that shake up the state quite often and leave the affected area with a substantial ...
The poems are “Mother, Mother, how I pray For you to guard us everyday. -Angela Hoenikker and “You are not dead, But only sleeping. We should smile, And stop our weeping. -Frankin Hoenikker due to Newt was very small so he did write any poem but his name. Afterward John visits Jack who’s the boss of Frankin Hoenikker. Jack said Frank is a good builder because he has built a model city which is very beautiful.
After seeing the model the go back to his hotel. When he got to his hotel he read the news paper and found out that Frankin H. Having die yet and while that John got a phone called telling John that he got hired for writing an article about Julian Castle, a multi-millionaire philanthropist who’s living on San Lorenzo. (that where Frankin Hoenikker are.
) So John takes the job and flies to San Lorenzo. One the plane to San Lorenzo John met Lowe and Hazel Crosby and Horlick and Claire Minton. Lowe and Hazel were traveling to San Lorenzo to open a bicycle factory because the island legislated has no labor restrictions. Horlick was a new American ambassador to San Lorenzo. Angela and Newt both also were on the plane; the were going to San Lorenzo to celebration Frankin engagement to Mona (the beautiful adopted daughter of “Papa” Monza no, the island’s dictator or president of San Lorenzo. When they go to San Lorenzo the whole village come and greets them.