bradbury - loss, but it does have feelings • Argues that...

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Shawnkeisha Stoudamire There Will Come Soft Rains Ray Bradbury Jamie Sue Austin: August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains Setting Analysis Bradbury aligns the smart house with human identities The house doesn’t know that the family has died but it does know that it is lonely The house was in denial at 1 st —continues to run house hold for family o Becomes suspicious of the length of time it has been alone The house knows fear o Screams as it catches fire and has an impulse to survive by trying to smother fire Claims that the house had no capacity for mourning and can’t understand human
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Unformatted text preview: loss, but it does have feelings • Argues that the house knew that it no longer has purpose o Its programming was complex enough to register its masters’ routines and behaviors and because of that, it should be able to register the lack of masters • Argues that Bradbury used personification to make the house stand for humanity and that its death stands for the story of mankind o Basically, when we are gone, all of our brilliant creations will die and the world will continue on with man as a distant memory...
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course ENG 212 taught by Professor Hewitt during the Spring '11 term at Grand Valley State.

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