In conclusion, what I would really like to bring out is that throughout this project I have looked at many various sources and gotten a lot of different information about Robert C. O Brien and Z for Zachariah and about nuclear war, but what I was really going for was to see whether the book had a realistic setting. I was interested in finding out if what occurred in the Robert C'Obrien novel could occur in real life. And to my surprise it can. Although the situation would be somewhat different from what is described nuclear war could really occur. It is not the type of thing that I think about every day but the fact is that it could become reality. As I found out children at the age of two have a 75% chance of nuclear weaponry being used in their lifetime. 75% is a an extremely large number, enough to kill thousands of people. We dont know what the future will hold for us, but nuclear war is one of the worst possibilities. Human kind could well be wiped out and the serving of anyone is highly unlikely. I have begun to look at Z for Zachariah in a different way, it could even be an optimistic book, with reality being much grimmer than described in the novel.
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