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Contents About the writer Setting Character Sketch Summary Writing Style Theories Symbols Themes Critical Analysis Assimilation
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About the writer
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Ray Bradbury Fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery fiction More than 30 books, close to 600 short stories, and numerous poems, essays, screenplays and plays. Didn’t like being categorized science fiction author
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Early Life Born in August 22, 1920 in Illinois Father Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Mother Ester Bradbury Greatly influenced by his Aunt Neva, a costume designer and dressmaker
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Influenced L. Frank Baum, Jules Verne and Edgar Rice Burroughs Performance of a magician named Mr. Electrico at a carnival fascinated him Couldn’t afford to go to college Went to libraries "Libraries raised me"
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Famous works The Martian chronicles Fahrenheit 451 Dandelion Wine Something wicked this way comes
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Awards 1971, an impact crater on Earth's moon was named Dandelion Crater by the Apollo 15 astronauts, in honor of Bradbury's novel Dandelion Wine . 1984, Prometheus Award for Fahrenheit 451 An honorary doctorate from Woodbury University November 17, 2004, Bradbury received the National Medal of Arts presented by President George W. Bush and Laura Bush In 2012, the NASA Curiosity Rover Landing Site on Mars was named Bradbury Landing
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Brief summary Eckels pays Time Safari to time travel He along with his guide Travis and two other hunters go back 60 million years Eckels couldn’t kill Tyrannosaurus Rex They come back and notice things have changed.
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Science Fiction ? People Consider it Science fiction As the phenomena such as time travel is shown But it is not
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Conflict Both internal and external Internal conflict; Eckels was not sure External conflict; Travis got angry with Eckels
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Point of view Third person point of view Examples: “Christ isn’t born yet” said Travis. Eckels glanced at the vast office at a mass and tangle, ……,now blue
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Settings Time safari Inc Jungle
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Time Safari Inc 2055 in Chicago USA Eckels saw the time machine for the first time President Keith Has Just Been Elected He would be running away from the results, if Deutscher won Excited to hunt
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Jungle sixty million two thousand and fifty-five years ago Has a path led by time Safari Eckels encountered the Tyrannosaurus Rex He was frightened, couldn’t even move
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Character sketch Eckels Hunter who pays to go on safari with Time Safari Inc.
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