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Classic Lit Plots Most Likely to Happen in 2018

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Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Let’s face it: we could be doing FAR better in terms of environmental protection all over the world. Texas is made of plastic and floating around in the Pacific, houses are full of green gas, zone-O is all but depleted, and there hasn’t been a drop of rainforest in California in years. Things are bad, and we’re not even taking it seriously. 2018 might be the year that environmental protections are rolled back so far that we have bands of swashbuckling whale-hunters legally roaming the seas looking for some blubber to harpoon, as we've all run out of petroleum and reverted to burning whale oil in our lamps. Captains of these dangerous excursions might be motivated by the money, the thrills of big game hunting, or a maniacal thirst for vengeance-—who’s to say? All I know is that we need to put bio-dependence ahead of fossil fuel diversity.

Topics: Books
Tags: animal farm, classic lit, the future, to kill a mockingbird, frankenstein, j.d. salinger, classic literature, moby dick, george orwell, catcher in the rye, harper lee, what fresh hell is this?!?, future predictions

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