Personification In The Pedestrian, By Ray Bradbury

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In his short story The Pedestrian, Bradbury questions the reader whether the advancement of technology is true development. The people described in the story watch the screen all day, they never walk. They seem to live in a non-humanistic way like a machine. On the other hand,Bradbury uses personification in his essay which reinforces the main theme of this short story. For example, shadows are gray phantoms, lights are touching people’s fave, the radio is humming. By giving a human aspect to things, it makes the people’s non- human way of living stand out. I feel there is an irony which things are described in a more humanistic way than actual people. Secondly, Bradbury uses imagery through the whole essay. “Sudden gray

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