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Something Wicked This Way Comes | Study Guide

Ray Bradbury

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Overview

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Author

Ray Bradbury

Year Published

1962

Type

Novel

Genre

Horror

Perspective and Narrator

Something Wicked this Way Comes is told by a third-person omniscient narrator.

Tense

Something Wicked This Way Comes is written in the past tense.

About the Title

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.

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