Ray Bradbury's Use Of Vivid Language In The Pedestrian

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You're walking down the empty street. No one has walked down this road in years. The people aren't gone, but there are more ghosts like than people, just floating through this world, but not you. You are still human, but that might not be the safest choice. Suddenly bright flashes of light wash over you. This is what happens in the story “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury. This story takes place in a city in the world of 2053 A.D.. Mr. Leonard is the only person who even leaves his house at night, even know there is no crime. Mr. Leonard experiences the real world while everyone else is glued to the television. One thing that this story does a really good job at is, building the setting or the city through vivid detail.
In the beginning of the story , Ray Bradbury uses the vivid detail to build the setting in city. “To enter out into that silence that was the city at eight o'clock of a misty evening in November, to put your feet upon that buckling concrete walk, to step over grassy seams and make your way, hands in pockets, through the silences, that was what Mr. Leonard Mead most dearly loved to do.” Here, the description of the city at night and how the sidewalk looks, Ray Bradbury uses vivid language to show this point. The vivid language in this paragraph shows that, it is dark outside when he says “the city at eight o'clock of a misty evening
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The important message from this is that to make a good story you have to use a lot of vivid detail to make a believable and setting that you can see in your mind. If you don’t use any vivid detail in your story to build the setting the read will get lost in the complexity of the world you created, so it is important that you help them visualise the world you put them in. Nevertheless make sure that in the future, whenever you write a story, make sure that your reader can the world that you immerse them

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