make the setting and the characters alien and strange here we can identify some

Make the setting and the characters alien and strange

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make the setting and the characters alien and strange, here we can identify some specific "exotic" touches. The Summer Night. This tale is linking similar in theme to “Ylla”. She Walks in Beauty
- 2 7 - was written by Lord Byron in 1815 as a deliberate contrast to the tradition praising only "fair" that is, blonde, light-skinned women as beautiful. Here Bradbury highlighted the beauty of the Martian woman Ylla who absolutely does not fit this description of stereotyped beautiful woman on the Earth. She is dark-skinned and golden-eyed, but every step she took is described as the goddess walk. The author breaks the stereotype, amazingly plays on the contrasts between two different nations, if second could possibly exist. On the other hand the problems which were discussed in this part of the novel are still similar to ours. The Earth people are able to love, to hate, to betray, to feel sorry then... This sad story could be a nice metaphor to our own real life. The third story is about us, normal people which is named The Earth Men. In this section Bradbury works against the standard expectations of a “first contact” story, belief in telepathy which is direct mind-to-mind communication of thoughts has little or no scientific basis, but it is a staple of science fiction because it makes possible interesting plots and because it solves the knotty problem of how alien races can communicate with each other. The main problem here is the skeptical attitude, cold mind and chilly reception of the Martians; that prevents the Martians from realizing that the men were really from Earth. In the previous stories the Martians had no problem in perceiving that the thoughts invading their minds were alien; in this case aliens viewed the earth men as manifestations of their own minds because they looked ill and were afraid to catch any harmful mental disease. The Martians in The Earth Men seem to have acted out of confusion rather than malice. In The Third Expedition Bradbury nostalgically evokes his early 20th- century Midwestern small-town upbringing in many stories, notably those collected in Dandelion Wine. Yet for all its sentimental appeal, he also repeatedly uses the setting for the evocation of nightmares. Here he
- 2 8 - portrays America which by 1950 was already vanishing and would be quite unlike the background familiar to any probable astronaut young enough to be sent to Mars in the year 2000. Because we are reading this story long after it was written, this incongruity strikes us more forcefully than it would have struck those who first read it, for they shared Bradbury's nostalgic memory. The music mentioned was popular during the first two decades of that century. When this story was first published, it was titled "Mars is Heaven." In comparison to these Martians we can see an obvious distinction, in The Earth Men people were just indifferent to the earth people, however, in this situation people looked cheerful and nice “relatives” at first until the period when earth

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