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Analysis of Night Meeting In Ray Bradbury’s short story, Night Meeting , the topic of human’s time and place in space is addressed. Tomas Gomez is a worker in the new colonies in the Earth year 2001. Mars has been invaded and conquered by Earthlings, who therefore wiped out a majority of the Martian race. It is a curious occurrence then, when Tomas runs into an alien. This meeting is perhaps made even stranger because the two are in different time parallels. Bradbury makes an interesting case for our assumptions about time and our place is the universe. Time has a funny way of working on Mars. Pop’s says early in the story, “Everything's crazy up here, the soil, the air, the canals, the natives (I never saw any yet, but I hear they're around), the clocks. Even my clock acts funny. Even time is crazy up here.” (79) The Martian day would be inherently different than an Earth day. The planets are different sizes, with different sized orbits but this isn’t exactly what Pops is referring to. Pops goes on to remark,
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This essay was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course FYS 101 taught by Professor Depree during the Fall '08 term at Agnes Scott College.

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