There Will Come Soft Rains Essay

1463 Words Apr 28th, 2016 6 Pages
In the short story, “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury, all of mankind is obliterated by technology made by their very own hands. A house that can do daily tasks and chores that has a maternal figure is used to show how valuable yet threatening technology can be. In the short story “There Will Come Soft Rains”, Ray Bradbury makes people realize the importance of their true existence and take precautions so that technology would not wipe out all mankind like it is feared. In addition, he wants to illustrate the sterility of the world without people and to expose the fact that earth will be around for a long time after the bombs, and nature will be over ruled.
Bradbury, a fictional writer, uses a futuristic idea to make the people of a past world feel as if their existence matters and that they need to take precautions with technology otherwise it could mean the end of mankind. Through the uses of personification and allusions, Bradbury effectively conveys his purposes. While illustrating the house’s everyday enchantingly futuristic roles, Bradbury writes, “[i]n the living room the voice-clock sang, Tick-tock, seven o 'clock, time to get up, time to get up, seven o 'clock! As if it were afraid that nobody would. The morning house lay empty. The clock ticked on, repeating and repeating its sounds into the emptiness.”(1). Bradbury utilizes personification to write about the house as if it has feelings, yet it has no realization of the fact that it has been forsaken.…

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