Superior writers use a vast number of well-used elements. It is key to use exceptional elements if you thrive to be a great writer. An example of a writer with higher-level elements is Ray Bradbury. Bradbury has a famous short story called "The Pedestrian. "
Ray Bradbury’s short story “The Pedestrian,” is about a man who went for a walk and has a feeling of solitude. He feels the pull of technology, taking everyone else away from the outdoors. Bradbury uses diction to convey the overall tone of the story. Bradbury begins his short story by suggesting that it was a
Ray Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian” is filled repeatedly with imagery. These descriptive phrases of imagery provide vivid details that make the story easy to imagine, so real and visual. Bradbury’s writing comes alive to the reader. This short story is about a peaceful man, walking by himself, who is picked up by the police and thrown in jail. Imagery helped readers understand the setting of “The pedestrian.”
In Bradbury’s work of, “The Pedestrian”, a man named Leonard Mead takes a walk in a dystopian 2053 ruled by technology. He doesn’t believe in technology and thinks it does more harm than good to the people in his community. Mead is stopped by a police car for following old traditions of walking and not conforming to their society, then he is taken away to a psychiatric center for treatment. Technology used in an overabundance can be harmful and disruptive to our society, taking away our creativity, free thinking, and originality. A small amount of it can be beneficial to mankind, but too much can hinder it more than help it.
In the “Pedestrian” the author Ray Bradbury uses diction to give a setting to the writing to help convey the author's meaning to the reader. Bradbury uses diction to give a setting helping the reader understand the meaning of “The Pedestrian” by using words like “metallic” or “ill-lit” it gives you an idea of what the setting was. When in “The Pedestrian” the author explains what the setting sounds like by saying “a metallic voice” it helps you hear it in your head and know what it would be like to be in the pedestrian's position. Another way the author's diction helps you see a different part setting is the author using words like “buckling concrete” or “grassy seams” when he uses diction like this it helps you see another part of the setting
In “The Pedestrian”, the author, Ray Bradbury, uses diction and very detailed imagery throughout the story to set the tone. Diction and imagery often coincide with one and other in this short story. One literary element that Bradbury used was diction. One example would be “They passed one house on one street a moment later, one house in an entire city of houses that were dark, but this one particular house had all of its electric lights brightly lit, every window a loud yellow illumination, square and warm in the cool darkness.” Bradbury’s word choice in that example helped the readers understand how out of the ordinary it was when only one house was lit.
In his short story “The Pedestrian”, Ray Bradbury uses figurative language to reveal the characterization of Mr. Leonard Mead. First, Bradbury describes Mead’s shadow as “moving like the shadow of a hawk in midcountry.” By using this simile, Mead can be characterized as moving alone and quietly through a seemingly abandoned area, creating him as a peaceful, desolate man. Next, Mead is described as standing “not unlike a night moth, stunned by the illumination.” This simile, compares Mead to a night moth, obviously not used to and surprised by the bright light in the normal darkness, as he prefers to be at peace in the twilight.
Futuristic and dystopian stories are oftentimes a way for their authors to express grievances and hopes about the way their particular society progresses. For example, Ray Bradbury uses the cold, lonely, urban setting in “The Pedestrian” to suggest that extreme, government-enforced conformity leads to a frigid lack of human identity and dignity. Set in 2053, “The Pedestrian” follows an old man on an evening walk through “long moonlit avenues of pavement.” The streets are empty, the air “frosty,” and even the cottages are dark. The whole scene is like a graveyard: completely void of warmth where “grey phantoms” seem to appear through the curtains of faintly lit homes.
People can be good at many things, and sometimes they are the best at those things. I believe that Ray Bradbury, focused on multiple craft moves in The Veldt such as dialogue, personification, and flashbacks to show that he can be one of the best, when it comes to adding craft moves into his writing. He made the writing more interesting and described and showed the moments in different ways. He also used many different craft moves throughout the story, but I think that these three, dialogue, personification, and flashbacks are the most important, and I believe that without these craft moves the story wouldn’t have as big of an impact on the reader as it did with them. Ray Bradbury used dialogue to show how the characters are feeling at that exact moment, and is shown throughout the story to show interactions between characters in that moment in time.
Summer is a time for relaxation and a recollection of the previous school year. A sense of disappointment and discouragement always linger in the air throughout the summer in anticipation of the next school year. The origin being summer reading. Statistics for procrastination are at an all time high during the month of August. Contradictorily, the summer of ‘13 was the pinnacle of summer reading throughout my education.
The Pedestrian and the Flying Machine are both classics written by Ray Bradbury. Both of these books share Bradbury’s viewpoints on evolving technology. Though they both do it differently. The basic plot for The Pedestrian goes something like this; The year is 2053 a man named Leonard Mead goes for a walk down a street when a police officer encounters him. The police officer sees Leonard’s behavior suspicious and send him back to his house.
Ray Bradbury's “The Pedestrian” is a short story about a man and his wife whom lose their endearing connection with their children to the grip of technology. Ray Bradbury helps readers comprehend the setting in “The Veldt” by using similes throughout the story to create a vivid image. Bradbury incorporates similes throughout the story in a detailed manner. The story begins with including the graphic simile, “It was empty as a jungle glade at hot high noon” (Bradbury 1).
The PBS article on film adaptation discusses the challenges of adapting a novel into a film and the different kinds of changes the filmmakers must make. Many stories and novels have been turned into films, but this can be difficult because of the many differences between the two mediums. One challenge the article discusses is that the use of a narrator is a key part in a novel but when adapted to a film it is often removed. Another obstacle filmmakers face is that movies can be more limited than books. As the PBS article states, “for one thing, there are no time constraints on a novel”, they are a collaborative effort, and they need to be able to properly translate words from the novel into a visual image(PBS 1-2).
In “The Visitor”, one of the short stories in Ray Bradbury’s Illustrated Man, the reader is immediately introduced to the millions of miles separating Earth from the empty, isolated dystopian setting of Mars by a group of men exiled because of a contagious fatal disease called “blood rust” and the wish to return to Earth. The reader gets the feeling that Mars is like a prison for the men banished there. They are dropped off by rocket to live in tents with only a ration of food for the remainder of their lives. The setting is sunny and sandy, with caves, cliffs, ancient ruins, and an often mentioned dead sea.