I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

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I Have No Mouth, and I must Scream is a story about a supreme computer essentially designed by humans to fight wars. This, however, backfired on the humans. They had made this computer into an all knowing, all powerful, and all being thing. Something like a god, according to the five humans in the story. This mastermind computer, completely abolished human kind, keeping only five alive for over a hundred years just for its own amusement. AM does sadistic and revengeful things to these five humans. Ted, the narrator of the story, thoroughly describes the events that take place in the story. He tells that the five survivors, including himself, been trapped for over a hundred years. They were kept alive but for all five of them dying would've been a better option. Am kept them alive just to torment them. Throughout the story Ted and the other four humans, Benny, Nimdok, Ellen, and Gorrister decide to travel to some ice caves where they think they'll find something to eat. They go through a lot of hardships in their journey. AM tortures them and for it, it's all just a never ending game. In the end, they all end up killing each other and Ted is the last one alive. AM was furious, however, he couldn’t do anything about it. He couldn’t revive them. This made him take out all his anger on Ted, converting him into a big chunk of jelly. This, it did so that Ted wouldn’t try and kill himself in any way possible.

One theme that I found to be relevant in the story is "Desperation can make you do unreasonable things". Ted tells the reader how the other four have something against him. AM barely had done any damage to him. He was the youngest of the group, and he was also the most normal one when it came to appearance. This is why he says they 'envied' him. The five humans had gone about three days without having anything to eat, and the last thing they did consume was…...

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