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Something Wicked this Way Comes is told by a third-person omniscient narrator.
Something Wicked This Way Comes is written in the past tense.
The title of the novel Something Wicked This Way Comes is a line in British playwright William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 1: "By the pricking of my thumbs, / Something wicked this way comes." Like the character of the witch in Macbeth, characters in the novel are able to sense the coming of wickedness before they see it. They smell the carnival and hear calliope music, and their hair stands on end. They feel things to be true without full understanding.
This study guide and infographic for Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes offer summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.