The Pedestrian Essays

  • Analysis Of The Pedestrian By Ray Bradbury

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    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." The "Pedestrian" is a futuristic story about a man who is not involved with the world. Bradbury uses setting, figurative language, and symbolism to affect the overall succession of the story. First, Bradbury uses figurative language to portray the negative

  • Ray Bradbury's Use Of Vivid Language In The Pedestrian

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    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

  • Leonard Mead The Pedestrian Analysis

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    In a dystopian city, it is normal that “an entire street be startled by the passing of a lone figure, [Leonard Mead], in the early November evening” (1). This entire street, along with the rest of the city, would be stuck in their houses, eyes glued to ‘viewing screens’ or televisions. A man by the name of Leonard Mead is the one person varying from these actions. Leonard Mead, unlike everyone else, walks around outside and takes in the lifeless city at night. While most people are caught up

  • Ray Bradbury The Pedestrian Analysis

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    Ray Bradbury's short story “The Pedestrian” is about a man who goes for long walks every evening by himself. He never sees anyone else out walking in all the time he has done so himself. During his stroll a police car stops him and orders him to put his hands up. He answers a series of questions about his life and family, and his answers are unsatisfactory to the police. So, the police officer takes him to a Psychiatric Center only due to the fact that he is not inside watching tv like everybody

  • University Park Neighborhood Case Study

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    buildings may flood out the original character of the neighborhood. On the other hand, most urbanization plans outlined in the overall neighborhood plan focused on improving pedestrian access: “Goal 2: Enhanced Pedestrian Experience” ( This aligns with other goals in the overall neighborhood plan – improving pedestrian access and experience is present within most, if not all, sections of the plan. But even though urbanization of this neighborhood may have strong positive impacts, it is more

  • Comparing Dystopia In 'Pedestrian And The Pedestrian'

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    The word dystopia means an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad. The stories The pedestrian and The ones who walk away from the Omelas fulfill the world Dystopia. In The Pedestrian, the story takes place in a time of silence. The main character is isolated from the rest of the world who seems to be more interested in their T. v’s than getting out of their home. In the story, The ones who walk away from Omelas, happiness is given to the utopian city but only under the

  • Provo's Big Traffic Problems

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    One of the busiest places found in the world are main roads. Pedestrians, cars, bicycles, and other types of transportation are found everywhere in that area. Because of all the types of travel that take place along main roads, there can be busy traffic. There are usually regular times where many are making their way home, to school, and to work. In areas with a high population, traffic tends to be heavier and can impact the area in a bad way around it. Provo’s main streets are experiencing that

  • Case Study: Carlyle Avenue Crosswalk

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    Students use the Carlyle Avenue crosswalk everyday before and after school. Without the crosswalk there could be more accidents than there are now. However, there are issues with traffic before and after school on Carlyle Avenue, West Boulevard, and in the East parking lot. Students who live within a mile of the school have no buses provided for them by the school. Those students who do not have a bus to ride either have to drive or walk to and from school. The traffic before and after school is

  • Critical Analysis Of There Will Come Soft Rains

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    The twentieth century has been characterized by the continuous progression of technological development. This was perhaps one of the defining features of the Cold War’s beginnings; the technological race that initiated during the 1950s was the byproduct of a bipolar competition for world domination. Most believe that technological innovation has been essential for the positive transformation of modern societies, but there are those who are wary of the negative effects that technology may produce

  • Examples Of Dog Observation

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    I observed the side walk of 142nd and Lenox avenue in Harlem New York. Throughout my observation I have seen a lot of different people. I have seen three people walking their dogs, I am not sure what kind of dog because I am not familiar with dog breeds. However, everyone had a different size dog two of the people who were walking their dog had medium size dogs and one person had a smaller dog. The dog walkers were seen sepreatly at different times of the day not at the same time, one of them

  • Comparing Pedestrians And Pedestrian Differences

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    A pedestrian is a person who is walking, especially in a town or city, rather than travelling in a vehicle. In many countries, especially Indonesia, walking behavior is visible to be unusual, despite there is the natural physiological of walking. Riding a car is seen as more normal. This takes people away from nature. In the other hand, there is still a country that priorities walking rather than riding. That is Australia. Here, I will discuss the difference between pedestrian in Australia and Indonesia

  • Good Will Hunting Film Analysis

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    The film ‘Good Will Hunting’ directed by Gus Van Sant is a movie which follows the life of Will Hunting who is gifted with astonishing skills for maths but whom suffered with a fear of abandonment. He developed a defense mechanism which affected his ability to create long lasting relationships. An important extract from the movie is the scene ‘ It’s not your fault’. This scene conveyed the impact of childhood traumas, the effects of suppressed emotions and the idea of soulmates. These ideas were

  • The Pedestrian Analysis

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    “The Pedestrian”, by Ray Bradbury, is a story about a world where technology has overtaken the minds of citizens and turned a pastime, walking, into something seen as outdated and abnormal. Unlike the other citizens in his town, Mr. Mead chooses not to pay attention to the unsaid rules, and embraces acting off his own conscious. He refrains from being drawn into a world blinded by technology and instead, chooses to spend his time walking. Mr. Mead’s behavior is concerning to society as it threatens

  • Technology In The Pedestrian

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    Toffler once stated, “Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.” In The Pedestrian, a short story by Ray Bradbury, Leonard Meade’s society was negatively impacted by the side effects of technology, just as Alvin Toffler indicated society would be. Technology is an element that has transformed society and individuality. In The Pedestrian, individualism has been influenced and society has been replaced by technology. As Alvin Toffler indicated, technology

  • The Pedestrian Comparison

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    The 1951 original written work by Ray Bradbury (“The Pedestrian”) was, at some point in time, later adapted into a short film. Although both the film and short story shared many of the same elements, there were still several noticeably apparent differences; for one, the film had chosen to introduce an entirely new character into the plot. Serving as a contrasting figure for Mead - a “foil”, of some sorts - Robert “Bob” Stockwell had assisted in providing much more insight in the dystopian world (i

  • Dystopian Elements In The Pedestrian

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    There are six major elements in dystopian writing, three of which are prominent in the short story " The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury. The three elements that will be discussed in this essay are: the oppressive government, the setting being disguised as a utopia, and the protagonists who wants to restore the people to a conventional way of life. However, the protagonist goes against conformity rather than freeing the people from it; it can be assumed that the protagonist would just as much freedom

  • The Pedestrian Dystopian Analysis

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    The Robot that Stopped it All In this short story of The Pedestrian, Bradbury develops a society of the advancement of technology can destroy the uniqueness in this dystopian story. The society in this story has been taken over by technology, instead of people taking night strolls or walking their dogs; they would rather stay home and occupy themselves with something that involves watching a “viewing screen”. Since this has happened, walking seems like an oddity because no one does it anymore.

  • Being A Pedestrian Essay

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    The Dangers Of Being A Pedestrian Walking is something that many people in Tampa, Florida enjoy. Tampa has beautiful weather, and many people like to take advantage of the beautiful weather by taking a walk. Others walk for exercise and to clear their minds. When most people go for a walk, they do not think about all of the horrible things that can potentially happen to them. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are common. It is estimated that 8,000 pedestrians in Florida are involved in an accident

  • The Pedestrian By Ray Bradbury Analysis

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    problems. "The Pedestrian," one of Ray Bradbury 's infamous works, distributes and highlights the problems that technology enforces onto citizens. Unlike countless other works on the defectiveness of technology, the short story "The Pedestrian" relates to the reader; the underlying themes such as loneliness and individualism are universal. Perhaps the key to Ray Bradbury 's success is his use of literary elements to enhance the themes and moods behind his works. Ray Bradbury, in "The Pedestrian, uses symbolism

  • Imagery And Metaphor In 'Pedestrian'

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    Authors use Imagery, Simile and Metaphor to put a clear picture in the reader's head. In the “Pedestrian” Simile, Imagery and metaphor are used to put a clear picture in the reader's head as well as developing the mood at the same time. In the "Pedestrian" Bradbury uses imagery, simile and metaphor to develop the futuristic setting and the mood so that the reader better understands where Mr.Mead is and what he see's. Bradbury uses Imagery to develop the futuristic setting and mood by saying "The