There Will Come Soft Rains Analysis

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In 1950, Ray Bradbury wrote There Will Come Soft Rains, a short futuristic story of a post-apocalyptic world in which no human being remain in this world. The setting takes place in 2026, in which an atomic bomb from a nuclear war has destroyed the remainder of the city of Allendale, California. The people were killed, the houses, the animals, and nature were all destroyed because of the nuclear blast. Some people shadow is burned into the wall, and only a few of the silhouettes remained in the western facade of a house. There are five silhouettes in paint of a man, a woman, a boy and a girl. The rest was charred as a thin charcoaled layer. However, that house is the only one left, it is a fully automated house which keeps going as it is a machine, and the house is the main character of this post-apocalyptic story. Since there were no people. The house is portrayed as self-protection which develops on a mechanical paranoia. The house itself has a source of voices hidden in the house's walls. The voices in the house…show more content…
The dog can enter the house because the front door of the house recognized its voice. The dog ran into the house and looked for the family member from door to door, but there was no one. “The dog frothed at the mouth, lying at the door, sniffing, its eyes turned to fire. It ran wildly in circles, biting at its tail, spun in a frenzy, and died. It lay in the parlor for an hour.”(Bradbury, pgs.327) The house's cleaning mice will remove the dog and deposited it into the cellar. Notwithstanding this unusual event, the house continues again as usual. It prepares lunch, dinner, and sets up the tables and chairs. At night time, a voice from the house ceiling will ask, “Mrs. McClellan, which poem would you like this evening?” (Bradbury, pgs.327) Since there is no one in the house, the house was silent, and the house will randomly pick a poem for Mrs.

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