Ray Bradbury's Influence On Moby Dick By Herman Melville

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Ray Bradbury was an author who wrote American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction. Bradbury effectively contributed to the American canon through his prolific amount of literature; which included novels, short stories, essays and poetry. Additionally, Bradbury wrote both some plays and screenplays. One of the most famous screenplays that he wrote was of the book Moby Dick, written by Herman Melville. Ray Bradbury 's early life strongly influenced his writing style and content. Do what one loves and love what one does was truly something Ray believed in. Ray said this, "Love is easy, and I love writing. You can 't resist love. You get an idea, someone says something, and you are in love." (Ray Bradbury), he loved what he…show more content…
All creativity comes from somewhere, has some kind of motivation, inspiration. Ray got inspiration for many of his works from a variety of places. For example, he got inspiration from people he met in L.A. and everywhere else he has been, America and where society seems to be going, and most of all, books he read at night in the library. The latter was truly a very important factor of Bradbury 's development as an author and a person.

I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it 's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I 'd written a thousand stories. (Ray Bradbury)

He especially is inspired by one thing above all others, love. Bradbury says "I sit there and cry because I have not done any of this, it is a God-given thing, and I am so grateful, so, so grateful" (Blake). He also describes his career as a writer as "[Bradbury is] At play in the fields of the Lord" (Blake). Bradbury had a special kind of motivation for Fahrenheit 451, Hitler and Alexandria 5000 years ago. Being self-educated, the library 's are Bradbury 's teachers, mentors. Hitler burnt books in the streets of Berlin, he burnt Ray 's source of education, also, in Alexandria 5000 years ago, libraries were burnt down. Bradbury say this as his teachers, the libraries, being in danger. He said "I do not try to describe the future.
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Ray Douglas Bradbury has made a mark upon the literary world with his erudite works of literary art. He started out in a small bookstore in Hollywood and the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society and ended up receiving the highest honor an artist can be given. As Bradbury said;

Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn 't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible. (Ray Bradbury)

He truly had some wonderful things to say that were just bursting with truth. Ray 's works of literary art are considered by many to be truly influential, in a good way. This is how Bradbury wanted it to be, he wanted to change the world, leave his mark, and he did. Ray Bradbury lived by this one idea, "Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down" (Ray Bradbury). Always take the chance, as soon as possible, learning to overcome any obstacles along the way is
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