Time Travel in Literature Comparison Essay by Master Researcher

Time Travel in Literature
A comparison of the representation of time travel in different pieces of literature.
# 34724 | 1,150 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 29, 2003 in Literature (Comparative Literature)

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This paper compares time travel in Ian Stewart's "Flatterland, Octavia Butler's "Kindred", Michio Kaku's "Hyperspace", and Kip Thorne's "Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy". The paper describes how Stewart, Kaku, Thorne, and Butler explore time travel concepts and theories in different ways, view it from different social, race, and gender perspectives, and apply their respective conclusions in fascinating ways. The paper asserts that they offer compelling glimpses of time travel possibilities to tens of millions of people around the world, and have made the astonishing idea of time travel seem quite possible.

From the Paper:

"Professor and science fiction author Michio Kaku of the University of New York believes that space flight may one day unlock the secret of time itself. This will require the development of spacecraft that can travel at speeds on the order of two hundred million meters per second, which is about four hundred and fifty million miles per hour. Craft traveling at this speed will take their passengers near the speed of light, where time actually slows down. (Kaku)
"As we know, Einstein's theories predict that the faster a spacecraft moves, the slower time passes inside of it. If a ship takes off from earth and approaches the speed of light and observers watch it from earth with a very powerful telescope as it travels away into the farthest reaches of space, they would see everyone inside the ship as being frozen in time. To us the passenger's time would slow down, but to them nothing would change."

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