A Study: Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Fictions

  • S Meenapriyadharshini Assistant Professor, Mother Teresa Women’s University Research and Extension Centre, Madurai
  • C Karthiyayini Scholar, Mother Teresa Women’s University Research & Extension Centre, Saidapet
Keywords: Disaster, Revelation, Advancement in Technology, Human Decline


Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic concept which involves a global catastrophic risk and it mainly focuses on climate change, man-made events and alien invasion. So, based on these concepts, two typical novels have been analyzed regarding technology and human decline. And, this article states about, The Day of the Triffids (1951) post-apocalyptic novel, written by John Wyndham who explains a plague of blindness that befalls the whole world, as technology allows the rise of aggressive species of plant. On the other hand, Planet of the Apes, which was written by Pierre Boulle, was a story designed to the modern day, through showing a transfigured future, which leads to a complete downfall for human. These two novels depicts the concept that disaster may be natural or man-made but whatever the cause will be, the effect it shows would be dangerous, instead it convey a message predicting the revelation of the world into the new era.

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Meenapriyadharshini, S., & Karthiyayini, C. (2016). A Study: Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Fictions. Shanlax International Journal of English, 5(1), 1-3. Retrieved from https://www.shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/english/article/view/3026