Does devastation always wreak havoc for no reason? The answer is no, there is always a reason for everything that happens in the world. The theme of everything happens for a reason, be it good or bad, can relate to modern society. This theme is constantly used in the book The Waste Lands by Stephen King and is a key point in the book’s plot. Events such as bad things happening to innocent people, changes in weather, and natural disasters happen every day and possess reasons behind them that the mind may not perceive.One example of this theme in life is terrible events happening to innocent people. This happens when citizens are stuck in the middle of wars in the middle-east. Innocent men, women, and children are starving, ransomed, or killed, but there must be a reason behind this. It may seem immensely evil, in fact these events are atrocities of modern life, but the deadlock between corrupt government and rebel groups may lead to a better future for the country. The quote from The Waste Lands, “‘Go then, there are other worlds than these’”(pg. 54) describes this scenario in the sense that there are more countries other than the United States that have problems that need help to better their country’s well being. Furthermore, murderers go on homicidal rampages in today’s society, who kill people erratically. Most of these people did nothing to deserve being brutally killed by a complete stranger, but it happens, which means there must be a reason for it, good or bad. Lastly, the event of robberies happen often for reasons that do not make sense, such as greed, jealousy, or revenge. Families are robbed all the time, but when they look past the debris, they find that their bond as a family is much stronger.
Weather also happens…
…cting people. The city was hurt so much, that it had to have other countries come in for relief efforts, but they made their way through it and rebuilt their city. Last year Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast, which flooded several cities and even caused some serious damage to buildings. Through several relief groups, those damaged cities have come back to their former glory. In the storm, it could be said that, “Thunder slammed out of the south. Lightning harried racing clouds across the sky” (pg. 467).
Most events that happen, happen through the rhythm with which life flows by. Be it, atrocities happening to innocent people, changes in weather, or natural disasters, they all have important purposes, even if they seem miniscule. When the people are in their darkest hour, then they shall see the light of a new day by traversing their most perilous obstacles in life.