Ray Bradbury The Pedestrian Analysis

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Ray Bradbury's short story “The Pedestrian” is about a man who goes for long walks every evening by himself. He never sees anyone else out walking in all the time he has done so himself. During his stroll a police car stops him and orders him to put his hands up. He answers a series of questions about his life and family, and his answers are unsatisfactory to the police. So, the police officer takes him to a Psychiatric Center only due to the fact that he is not inside watching tv like everybody else. A statement to back up the topic is that, Mr.Mead is dealing with a situation about how technology has taken over the world. To state my thesis is that Mr.Mead is trying to teach a lesson for what society has done and will reflect today. The author says that “He would stand upon the corner of an intersection and peer down long moonlit avenues of sidewalk in four directions, deciding which way to go, but it really made no difference; he was alone in this world…show more content…
"What's up tonight on Channel 4, Channel 7, Channel 9? Where are the cowboys rushing, and do I see the United States Cavalry over the next hill to the rescue?" To prove my topic sentence, Bradbury is technically making fun of the houses because the people are always inside watching television. Mr.Mead is explaining that it is a everyday thing and he is use to it and he finds it amusing. Mr.Mead talks about how the streets are so quiet he says, The street was silent and long and empty, with only his shadow moving like the shadow of a hawk in midcountry. If he closed his eyes and stood very still, frozen, he could imagine himself upon the center of a plain, a wintry, windless Arizona desert with no house in a thousand miles, and only dry river beds, the streets, for company. Mr. Mead is proving that technology has taking over and how h the streets are an example of the
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