Political and Social Commentary Found in the Works of MichaePaper Rating: Word Count: 2308 Approx Pages: 9
Science fiction has long been a medium for political and social commentary. Michael Crichton's work is no different. Many of his books depict nature fighting back against man's influence. Crichton points out that technology has great potential, but the way we are currently using it is detrimental to our long-term health.
Michael Crichton was born on October 23, 1942 in Chicago. He was educated at Harvard, Cambridge, and other well renowned schools. Crichton graduated as a medical doctor, but he gave up that profession for writing. Crichton was quoted saying "I tended to faint when I saw accident victims in the emergency ward, during surgery, or while drawing blood. as an explanation for his career change. This background in medicine and science gives Crichton's novels an eerie realism made all the more frightening by the modern-day perspective he uses. Crichton has won numerous awards for his writing, both fiction and non-fiction.
Science has provided for many advancements in our society. It has made life cleaner, safer, and more convenient. But it has also been accompanied by many harmful side effects. Some of the chemicals used in day to day activities are devastating to the enviro