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anonymous

  • one year ago

How believable is a story like “The Cold Equations”? What examples from the story make you think this? Explain your answer in three to five sentences.

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  1. misssunshinexxoxo
    • one year ago
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    It is a scifi because "Godwin kept coming up with ingenious ways to save the girl!"

  2. misssunshinexxoxo
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    he story takes place entirely aboard an Emergency Dispatch Ship (EDS) headed for the frontier planet Woden with a load of desperately needed medical supplies. The pilot, Barton, discovers a stowaway: an eighteen-year-old girl. By law, all EDS stowaways are to be jettisoned because EDS vessels carry no more fuel than is absolutely necessary to land safely at their destination. The girl, Marilyn, merely wants to see her brother, Gerry, and was not aware of the law. When boarding the EDS, Marilyn saw the "UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL KEEP OUT!" sign, but thought she would at most have to pay a fine if she were caught. Barton explains that her presence dooms the mission by exceeding the weight limit, and the subsequent crash would kill both of them and doom the colonists awaiting the medical supplies. After contacting her brother for the last moments of her life, Marilyn willingly walks into the airlock and is ejected into space. The story, first published in the August 1954 issue of Astounding, has been widely anthologized and dramatized.

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thank you, can you help me with one more question??

  4. anonymous
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    If you were able to design the EDS, would you make any changes to the way the ship functioned? Why or why not? Explain your answer in three to five sentences including examples from the story

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