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    Ray Bradbury pg 21-22 “You’re not like others. I’ve seen a few; I know. When I talk, you look at me. When I said something about the moon, you looked at the moon, last night. The others would never do that. The others would walk off and leave me talking. Or threaten me. No one has time any more for anyone else.” Pg. 55 “She didn’t want to know how a thing was done, but why... You ask Why to a lot of things and you wind up very unhappy indeed” Bradbury is approaching what he thinks would happen if books were outlawed. Three major things: People only have time for themselves “You’re not like others. I’ve seen a few; I know. When I talk, you look at me. When I said something about the moon, you looked at the moon, last night. The others would never do that. The others would walk off and leave me talking. Or threaten me. No one has time any more for anyone else.” People aren’t creative and curious “She didn’t want to know how a thing was done, but why... You ask Why to a lot of things and you wind up very unhappy indeed” People lose emotion for other people What would happen without school? What if no one cared about education? What if learning didn’t exist? What if there were no books and how would society react to it? Ray Bradbury tries to predict the outcome of such a society in Fahrenheit 451. The story follows a man named Guy…

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    The World of Ray Bradbury Now remembered as a legend in the world of literature, Ray Bradbury found inspiration for his works from almost everything he saw in the world around him. Some might be surprised to hear him claim that he never worked a day in his life (Bradbury, “Ray Bradbury”). Writing was simply an outlet with which he passionately, eagerly explored his mind. Bradbury did not attend college, but instead learned about writing through observation (Bradbury, “Ray Bradbury”). He…

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    Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois, married to Marguerite McClure with four daughters. He was most known for writing science fiction, but wrote in other genres as well. His most famous novel was, Fahrenheit 451. He possessed many different qualities which made him such a successful author. He was able to use imagery to the highest level, enabling him to paint a picture in the reader’s mind. Those elements combined made his description of the setting, events, and people…

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    Ray Bradbury: The Art of Science Fiction Since the beginnings of science fiction, outrageous ideas of time travel, robots and outer space have found their way into imaginative stories. Ray Bradbury was one of the first authors to combine the idea of science fiction with his own unique writing style. Bradbury’s childhood experiences greatly influenced his unique writing style and genre, winning him many awards. Ray Douglas Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920, in Waukegan, Illinois. His father,…

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    Ray Bradbury was one of the world’s most eminent sci-fi authors. He wrote fantasy, science fiction, horror fiction, mystery fiction, and short stories that usually give information and advice as how to improve society. If Bradbury were to have an Instagram account I would think that he would post many quotes to inspire others. One of the quotes I thought Bradbury would have is, “I don’t try to describe the future, I try to prevent it.” Bradbury’s writings usually revolve around him showing the…

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    Bradbury became one of the most honored American authors in the genres of fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery. In the 1950’s many authors were writing motivational novels, but not Bradbury. His desire for fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery set him aside from other authors and he was widely noticed. “When people asked about the purpose of his novels, Bradbury responded, ‘I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it’” (“Ray Bradbury” Encyclopedia). Ray Bradbury was…

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    Ray Bradbury Biography Ray Bradbury was born in Illinois on August 22, 1920. He has always had an interest in magic and fantasy, which play a heavy role in his work. He is a classic American author, who has had many of his stories included in editions of Best of American Short Stories, and was awarded the Pulitzer prize in 2004 for his work in newspaper articles. Bradbury died at 91 years old on June 5, 2012 with over 30 published books and over 600 short stories. Bradbury grew up in Waukegan…

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    Ray Douglas Bradbury was a novelist, short story writer, essayist, poet, playwright, lecturer, visionary, and screenwriter. In August 22, 1920, he was born in Waukegan, Illinois, United States. His father, Leonard Spaulding Bradbury, was a lineman for telephone and power utilities as well as a technician; His mother, Esther Marie Moberg Bradbury (nee Moberg) was a swedish immigrant. Ray Bradbury was the third son of the family (Shelokhonov). His middle name, Douglas, was given to him by his…

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    Theme is a rhetorical device that holds together various other elements to create a text or literary piece. Using theme, the author gives the reader an understanding of what is happening main character’s life, such as certain experiences, interactions, or conflicts with other characters or objects. Theme is an important element of literature that allows the author to communicate with the reader through different scenarios, taking their own thoughts and opinions and expressing them through the…

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    that texts often highlight issues or ideas prominent in our current society, regardless of the time, place or context of the text. Texts address important issues within our society and facilitate deeper thought and reflection about these ideas. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, set in the distant future, ideas relevant to us in the present world are conveyed by author Ray Bradbury. Short story The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury similarly presents ideas applicable to our current day society. The effects…

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