Tue. Jul 5th, 2022

The Invasion of the Body Snatchers: A Study in Compare and Contrast

In the novel “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers” a story is told of a small town in which most of the population has been taken over by pods, replicas, or whatever you want to call them. The few who have not been taken over are in hiding and must fight for their lives when discovered. The novel was written by Jack Finney in 1954 and was published due to the reaction from an invasion of the body snatchers. The invasion was brought about by an alien race that had taken over the town and created the pods or replicas. The pods have all but destroyed all of the normal life in this small town, even killing some of its inhabitants before they were discovered. In the novel, Mason and Annie Wilkes, a mother and daughter who lost most of their family to pods, go searching for other survivors to warn them and fight against it. Their journey and their fight against the pods are told in a very simplistic manner, almost nothing happening and lots of descriptions.
The pod people of the novel are done in a very over the top way, almost like they should not be real. The one thing they all have in common is their coldness towards humans. They do not feel emotions such as love or hate and simply do what they need to in order to survive. They have no natural human characteristics and live for the purpose of taking over the world. They do not need to eat or sleep, just choose to do so. They have no natural way in which they were born, merely being grown in pods on spaceships. They are perfect clones of human beings with all their memories intact, but with no soul. They can also pick up on emotions and use these against others by means of fear. The behavior of the pods was to be implemented in the town, so that if one were caught, another would take over its spot for it.

result of a poorly planned invasion of the body snatchers
result of a poorly planned invasion of the body snatchers

blog outline:

INTRODUCTION (what is the novel about): In the novel The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Jack Finney wrote a story of a small town in which most of the population has been taken over by pods, replicas, or whatever you want to call them. The few who have not been taken over are in hiding and must fight for their lives when discovered. The novel was written by Jack Finney in 1954 and was published due to the reaction from an invasion of the body snatchers. The invasion was brought about by an alien race that had taken over the town and created the pods or replicas. The pods have all but destroyed all of the normal life in this small town, even killing some of its inhabitants before they were discovered. The remaining few that were able to escape and avoid being taken over by the aliens are now in hiding and will do anything they can to stop this invasion. This novel was written as a work of science fiction and has become known as one of the best science fiction novels there is.

result of a poorly planned invasion of the body snatchers
result of a poorly planned invasion of the body snatchers

Introduction: What is Body Snatching?

The invasion of the body snatchers by an alien race is known as body snatching and is a process in which an alien or parasite replicates a human being, or replaces their consciousness or personality. Body snatching is also referred to as pod people, reproduction without reproduction, podism and somnambulism. The pods are similar to other parasitic plants. They are grown from a seed, but there is no sexual reproduction. The pods are developed from a single cell and contain chlorophyll. The invading pod grows up to two feet in length and can contain up to a dozen people. The pods are usually small and are stored in a place where they can develop and mature quickly. In most cases the pods do not reproduce on their own, they grow inside human beings as an independent life form. The pods feed on the nutrients of the host’s flesh, draining the body of both nutrient rich blood and energy. This leaves the host with a weakened constitution after which they will die within 12-24 months, depending on their age.

result of a poorly planned invasion of the body snatchers
result of a poorly planned invasion of the body snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978

In the novel “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” Jack Finney wrote a story of a small town in which most of the population has been taken over by pods, replicas, or whatever you want to call them. The few who have not been taken over are in hiding and must fight for their lives when discovered. The novel was written by Jack Finney in 1954 and was published due to the reaction from an invasion of the body snatchers. The invasion was brought about by an alien race that had taken over the town and created the pods or replicas. The pods have all but destroyed all of the normal life in this small town, even killing some of its inhabitants before they could be discovered. The town had to fight for their lives, as most of the people embedded in the pods had no memory of their past lives or current situation.

result of a poorly planned invasion of the body snatchers
result of a poorly planned invasion of the body snatchers