There Will Come Soft Rains Analysis

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Analysis of There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury The short story There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury tells of a nuclear explosion that wipes out humankind. The only thing remaining in a city of rubble is a fully automated house that performs many duties for the people that once lived there. Bradbury shows that technology is leading people further away from learning, exploring, and experiencing life and the natural world. Humans developed this technology to help them, but the technology does not care if humans are around to use its services and the more humans allow technology to control their lives, the more difficult it becomes to be self-reliant. Bradbury presents the house as the main character of the story because all the people have been wiped out by what seems to be a nuclear bomb. It is fully automated, performing many duties that a human would do, such as cooking, cleaning and even talking. The setting is revealed by the voice of the house taking place in Allendale, California in August of 2026. The time frame being set in the future indicates humans amazing advancements in technology, yet it also seems that some of mankind 's advancements have destroyed all humankind. The house has removed a big part of human interaction and has no realization that the people are gone. The house continuing on with the daily activities senselessly shows the staleness of the once human existence. The technology does not appear to represent the growth of
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