The Rocket Man Literary Analysis

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The Rocket Man-Literary Analysis The Rocket Man is a story about a man that has two different lives. The Rocket Man by Ray Bradbury is about a man that is split between staying with his family or going back into space and not seeing them for another few years. He has to choose whether he wants to stay with his family which consists of Doug the son, and Lilly the wife and mother. This story is about a man that has a job as a “Rocket Man” that goes into space for long periods of time and they don’t see their family for a while. The man is constantly torn between staying with his family or going into space. The main theme of the story is the struggle between adventure and peace. Three devices that I’m going to use to prove the theme of the story is theme, character, and setting. The device that I will be talking about in this paragraph is theme. The theme of the story is the struggle between adventure and peace. On page 102 it says, “Where’re you going next? I haven’t decided yet, I’ll think it over” this clearly states that he is searching for adventure. (Bradbury 102) The Rocket Man wants to stay with his family which is the peace part, but is torn between going back into space. Without this part in the story, their would be no story. On page 106 it says, “Don’t ever be a rocket man”, I mean it, because when you’re out…show more content…
The theme of the story was the struggle between peace and adventure. This theme is what makes up the story. Character also plays a big role in this story. Without The Rocket Man’s adventurous personality there would be no conflict in the story. Setting is also very important in this story. Mainly the story takes place on earth, but it must be placed in the future being that it is apparently pretty easy to go up into space. To conclude, these devices tell us clearly what the theme of the story is, which is the struggle between adventure and

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