Time Travel (3) Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas  [2012] 

Six intertwined stories in one. The reincarnation of a soul travels through time beginning with the diary of a potential slave-owner voyaging across the Pacific in 1849,

 EWING       :  Now to tell the truth, I was worried you might try and eat me if you didn’t get something in that stomach.

AUTUA       :  Well, you safe, Mr. Ewing. I no like white meat.

then a talented composer writing letters to his lover in 1930’s Britain,

 FROBISHER  :  Sixsmith, I do hope you will be able to find it in your heart to forgive me.

followed by a reporter investigating a corrupt case about a US nuclear power-plant in the 1970s,

 REY            :  My father braved booby-trapped marshes and the wrath of generals for his journalistic integrity.

succeeded by a publisher’s comical entrapment in a nursing home in 2012,

 CAVENDSH :  Is this some sort of kinky S & M hotel?

followed by a clone’s thrilling escape and rebellion in 2144’s Korea,

 SONMI        :  I believe death is only a door. When it closes, another opens.

and finally a tribesman fighting cannibals in Hawaii in a post-apocalyptic world past 2300.

 ZACHRY     :  Why words slink’n slide off’a tongue when we need them most? If my tongue been more bold, could I’a stop all the diresomes about to happen?

Each story challenges the corrupt norms of the time, changing the course of history, and shaping the future through acts of kindness, big and small.

 MEGAN      :         He believed that love could outlive death.