“I don’t try to describe the future, I try to prevent it.” (Bradbury) Bradbury’s depictions of the future, written in the 1950’s, explain his motives for writing in a science fiction style with a heavier emphasis on fiction than science. Ray Bradbury influences people in a way that cannot be mimicked. He used fictional stories to deliver an important message that can be applied throughout time. The message is how our actions affect our future today.
Ray Bradbury is the author of the book Fahrenheit 451. The book is about a character named montag who is in a society that values books to be illegal and therefore a team of people called firemen go to houses to burn all reported book sightings. Montag eventually realizes that there is an importance in the books and tries to go against the ways in the society. Throughout the book Ray uses style to make the book more enjoyable by using figurative language, complex sentences, and symbolism. Ray also uses scholarly language and different sized paragraphs with different complexities.
In his 1983 essay Jack Zipes, literary critic, questions Bradbury’s criticism of a sociopolitical society after World War II (Zipes). Zipes suggests that Bradbury overplays the struggles of American problems to the point that they are “omnipresent and constantly projected into the future” (Zipes). Zipes believes that Bradbury creates “massive contradictions” in his commentary on the eradication of humanity with his novel Fahrenheit 451. (Zipes) Fahrenheit 451 is a novel that develops as Montag, the main character, learns more about life and humanity.
The theme of technology is bad is displayed widely throughout the conflict of this story. A concrete detail of the theme is “ Clients must be pledged to secrecy, for while an act is pending in Congress to legalize Marionettes Inc., it is still a felony, if caught to use one, “ (Bradbury 159). This quote was on the back of a post card Braling gave to Smith after Smith said that he would want one to escape his wife for a little. This displays my theme because this quote shows that this type of technology is very dangerous and harmful because it is a felon to use or have one of these robots. This next quote shows the theme very well.
Bradbury’s Second Story It came on large, jagged toothed, yet deadly finned. It swam just below the water prowling for some fresh meat. Each fin was extended, a long extension to push water away like Moses parting the red sea. Each tooth was sharp and jagged, with rows and rows of teeth it could have been a shredder. And from the great breathing cage of the upper body those two fins pushed water out of the way, which might push schools of fish feet away.
“The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury is based around a man named Leonard Mead, who views the world differently than the rest of his community. Bradbury expresses Leonard's non-conformity by providing a juxtaposition between Leonard and the rest of his community. Leonard’s community is composed of monotonous individuals who own dimly lit houses with viewing screens which they are always watching during night hours. Towards the end of the story, Bradbury describes a police car with the now captive Leonard passing several alike houses before advancing to a brightly lit house, Leonard’s. Leonard’s house is symbolism for his idiomatic lifestyle because while his community watches TV, he walks the sidewalk with no others outside during night hours.
Ray Bradbury, the author of the short story, “A Sound of Thunder”, relies heavily on word choice to convey a mood of suspense. Countless times in this story, a series of events have occurred to portray that mood. One being, Travis is illustrating to Eckels the importance of not disturbing the past, considering it may “Add up infinitesimally” and nevertheless “Multiply out in sixty million years” (Bradbury 686). By utilizing the word infinitesimally, it gives off a sense of being unnecessary, however, by later using the word multiply, it redistributes the relevancy. This generated a mood of seriousness and alertness to not disturb the ancient world, and to avoid producing a societal consequence.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury shows examples of several philosophies. Bradbury writes examples of Utilitarianism, Conformism, and Leaderless Resistance. These ideas are conveyed thoroughly in the novel and have prominent examples. By understanding these philosophies, the audience can comprehend the book on a deeper level. Utilitarianism-
Life is not solely about being in the moment, it is about accepting your past, moving on and looking towards the future when the world is turning the wrong way for your life. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, represents moving on away from the past without entirely blocking it out, but instead living it up. What are the consequences of dwelling in the past? Is it a difficultly reaching the future? Or is it merely just being held back from living your life to the fullest?
Albert Einstein predicts that though they have yet to see a citation identifying precisely where and when Einstein supposedly said this, have at least found examples of its attribution to him dating back before the 2000s — as far back as 1995.Technology has made life simple and easy ; technology has been changing in our day to day life. Ray Bradbury has written more than 50 novels and some short stories. Some of the Ray Bradbury’s stories, he wants to the reader to acknowledge that technology is the harm to the society and health; going to destroy the future. Technology is like chocolate ; it can harm the child’s health. Ray Bradbury “Sound of Thunder”, “There will come soft rains” and “The Veldt” clearly demonstrate the beliefs that science and the technology should never at an expense of human life.