Childhood's End - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Chapter 5 is the first of "Part II: The Golden Age." There is only one ship left hovering over New York, as the others were only illusions used to intimidate the humans. The day has arrived for the Overlords to set foot on the Earth, and journalists and spectators eagerly wait to catch a first glimpse. The ship lands, and as the door opens, Karellen's voice can be heard, asking for two children to meet him inside. As they reach the ship's opening, the children are levitated inside. After twenty seconds, Karellen emerges, holding the little girl and boy in each arm. Although only a few people faint, all are in shock to see that Karellen embodies the image of the Devil, complete with horns, wings, and a barbed tail.

Chapter 5 Analysis

The author uses the literary device of irony to show that the Overlords, who are considered...

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