Plot summary[ edit ] Set in a future following the destruction of industrial civilization, the story is narrated by a young man  who is the son of a priest.
The story is about the son of a priest going on his journey, finding the truth. John faces many challenges during his journey, both are internal as well as external. He ends up in "The Place of the Gods", as his people call it but to his surprise he discovers the truth.
Which was not what he had been taught growing up. The "Gods" were not "Gods", but rather normal people going through daily struggles especially with the war that was happening during their time. Soon enough he returns to his village and shares his exposure to the naked truth of "The Place of the Gods".
John feels that the correct thing to do is share it with the village, his father does not seem to agree with him.
His father tells him to hold off and wait sometime to share the news with the people. In the end of the story John does however become a priest.
This story is told in first person, John and his journey. Nature- The dogs attacking and figuring out how to escape them, as well as starvation from lack of food. Self- John's fear about the knowledge he was going to encompass and unmasking the truth about the "Place of the Gods".
This affected him a lot, but that is the point of his journey to become stronger as a person. Finding the truth and face the facts without any fear.B Y THE W ATERS OF B ABYLON by Stephen Vincent Benét The north and the west and the south are good hunting ground, but it is forbidden to go east.
Babylon the Great, also known as the Whore of Babylon and the Mother of Harlots, is the main apostate antichrist church. She is described as the "mother church" which has lead the world astray with her false teachings and doctrines.
By the Waters of Babylon vs. The Epic of Gilgamesh. A lot of stories concerning religions and cultures have lot of similarities and differences, despite the fact that they are not from the same era of time.
Humans used these stories and writings to express their culture and religious views. Babylon is the most famous city from ancient Mesopotamia whose ruins lie in modern-day Iraq 59 miles (94 kilometres) southwest of Baghdad.
The name is thought to derive from bav-il or bav-ilim which, in the Akkadian language of the time, meant ‘Gate of God’ or `Gate of the Gods’ and `Babylon’ coming from leslutinsduphoenix.com city owes its fame (or infamy) to the many references the Bible makes to.
By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. New Living Translation Beside the rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept as we thought of Jerusalem. English Standard Version By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.
Berean Study Bible By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion.
Upon the willows in the midst of it We hung our harps. For there our captors demanded c of us songs, d And our tormentors mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion.”.