Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Amazing Fictional Story That Accurately Predicted The Future
In 1838 Edgar Allen Poe wrote his only complete novel "the Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym Of Nuntuckut " One of the characters, a mutineer named Richard Parker fell prey to monstrous cannibalism. After all the mutineers are thrown overboard, Parker is the only one spared to help with the operation of the ship. The ship then capsizes and leaves the remaining crew without adequate food. Parker suggests that he ans his three surviving crewmates draw straws to sacrifice one among them, in order to save the rest. He draws the short straw and is eaten alive by his mates. In 1884, 52-foot yacht set off from Southompton, England for Australia and sank. Four survivors including a 17-year old cabin boy, Richard Parker escaped in a lifeboat. When their resources and food ran out, they forced to drink their urine and finally three of the men killed Parker and devoured him, much like his fictional counterpart. In 2001, Yann Martel paid homage both to real and fictional Richard Parkers in a novel "Life Of Pi". In Pi Martel named a Bengal Tiger-- and survival of shipwreck-Richard Parker.