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“The Pedestrian” Ray Bradbury Answer the questions using complete sentences. 1. Write a summary of the text (one paragraph) - The story starts out with Mead walking through his neighborhood at midnight. He was just doing what he had been doing for a while and not to long into his walk, a police car pulls up and tells him to stop and to raise his hands up. They eventually put him into the cop car and go to take him to the Psychiatric Center for Research on Regressive Tendencies. 2. Why does Mead wear sneakers on his walks? - He wears sneakers because the dogs in intermittent squads would parallel his journey with barkings if he wore hard heels. 3. In what way does his fear seem abnormal? - He is scared of his neighbors seeing him. 4. How does the narrator describe the people he sees inside at night? - He describes them as sudden gray phantoms, almost ghost-like.
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Unformatted text preview: 5. Why does the voice from the police car fail to understand Mead’s reason for walking at night? -He’s not used to people walking around in the middle of the night even though Mead has been doing it for years. 6. Based on this interaction, what can you conclude about the society in which Mead lives?-They are in a closed society and seem to be dark minded people and they all keep to themselves most of the time. They are practicaly loners. 7. What does the bright light in Mead’s house show about Mead?-He’s different from everyone else. 8. What does this selection have to do with the Unit theme- “The Meaning of Freedom”?-They have their limits that they have to listen to, but Mead always finds his way to do other things....
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