Ray Bradbury's There Will Come Soft Rain

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It is a universal truth that Man was created by nature, while technology was handcrafted by nature’s creation. Ray Bradbury presses onto that point in his short story “There Will Come Soft Rains”. Bradbury lets his readers identify with the human qualities presented in our creation. However, he also presents the impossibility of replicating certain aspects of human life with the cold and calculated ways of a machine’s core. While technology is a confounding advancement, nature ravages and destroys our last hints left on Earth. Humanity has no right to demand to be remembered on a planet they have wrecked and left behind. Firstly, Bradbury lets his readers believe that they still have a hand in what happens on Earth using what we would most…show more content…
Humans’ senseless murder of nature and exploitation of its resources should be the most obvious reasons as to why nature would care so little for Man’s last footprints. But as humans are no longer there to suffer the consequences of their actions, it is the machines that is made to suffer for them. Nature has left the house terrified of its capabilities to destroy, that even “if a sparrow brushed a window, the shade shapped up. (Bradbury 29)” to scare it away, and keep nature at bay. Nature confirms these fears through the following quote: “a falling tree bough crashed through the kitchen window. (Bradbury 31)” and “The room was ablaze in an instant. (Bradbury 31)” to show that not only does nature want to destroy the house, but also that it has no qualms with sacrificing itself to accomplish it. The tree seems almost trivial as if it were an accident, but humanity made something new and pushed nature away and replacing it with what Man has made; proving that humans possess little care for the thing that made them. To expect nature to be any more than uncaring of humans’ fate is like expecting humans to care for what it did to
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