The Nightmare life without fuel

Summary 

Issac Asimov’s Essay “The The Nightmare life without fuel” essay focuses on the impact of the fuel crisis upon the whole world. The writer says that the people are likely to face many problems due to the shortage of fuel and he presented the comparative advantages and disadvantages of fuel crisis.

With the shortage of fuel, the price of the fuel will rise dramatically. Instead of vehicles, the streets will be crowded by the people. People will have to walk on foot instead of riding vehicles. They have to work hard for long hours. People living in the village area are likely to suffer very much.

There are various advantages of fuel crisis. The air will be cleaner and people don’t need to use perfumes. Consequently, people can live in fresh environment. People can wear sweater in the cold. The crime rate will be dropped gradually and people can walk freely till late night. Military supplies will be reduced and controlled. People can feel secure among each other.

While there are many innumerable serious problems of fuel crisis. Due to the shortage of fuel, people are likely to suffer from colds, darkness, diseases, crimes, violence and famine. The adults will die gradually. People have to work for hours with empty bellies. The life will be worse and boring with no means of technology. People have to walk days and night to reach from one place to another. The economy of the country will reduced highly. Shortage of fuel pushes us to pre-industrial era.
Therefore, the writer urges all the people to use the fuel wisely until the new resources will be discovered. He warns the modern world about the impacts of fuel crisis. The careless consumption of fuel will lead us to face various problems in the future days.

Important Questions and Answers: 

a. Describe what will happen when the fuel begin to run out?

Ans: Due to the shortage of fuel, people are likely to suffer from colds, darkness, diseases, crimes, violence and famine. The adults will die gradually as their mind will be permanently damaged. People have to work for hours with empty bellies. The life will be worse and boring with no means of technology. People have to walk days and night to reach from one place to another. The economy of the country will reduced highly. Shortage of fuel pushes us to pre-industrial era.

b. According to the author, what are the advantages of fuel crisis?

Ans: With the shortage of fuel, the air will be cleaner and people can live in fresh environment. People can wear sweater in the cold. The crime rate will be dropped gradually and people can walk freely till late night. Military supplies will be reduced and controlled. People can feel secure among each other. There will be control in population.

c. What specific problem does Asimov focus on in this story? Why does he consider this issue worth attention?

Ans: Asimov mainly focuses on the decreasing resources of fuel in the world. The fact is how much struggling life one has to face with the fuel has been described in the story. The shortage of fuel will cause tremendous problem to all the people. Hence this issue worth attention of all the people of the world.

 

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One Response to “The Nightmare life without fuel”

  1. Bipana devkota

    Its awesome. I can know many answer of this chapter’s question..