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    Analysis Of The Pedestrian

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    Ray Bradbury, the author of “The Pedestrian,” writes, “And on his way he would see the cottages and homes with their dark windows, and it was not unequal to walking through a graveyard where only the faintest glimmers of firefly light appeared in flickers behind the windows.” According to Kathiann Kowalski, most college students in America use cell phones for 9 hours a day on average. The “Primal Screen” by Ellen Goodman is an editorial that gives specific facts and information about how much time technology is used daily. “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury is a short story about a man who is thought to be insane because he does not own a “viewing screen” or television. These pieces have similar messages, but the authors have different methods…

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    The Pedestrian Setting

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    Futuristic World Take-over “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury gives insight into the future world ran by machines. In it, Leonard Mead is a pedestrian whose civil rights have been stripped from him by a futuristic police mobile. Leonard Mead the main character whose profession was writing, every night he routinely takes a nightly walk. The story’s resounding theme is an innocent man is being put into an asylum for walking at night. Because of the setting of the story the conflict that occurs is…

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    Pedestrian Sustainability

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    described in their research in the national foundation of Australia four overarching characteristics, these area Pedestrian facilities, Destinations and connectivity, safety and the Aesthetic feel of urban environments. The first of the Walkability characteristics is Pedestrian facilities and can be defined by the psychical characteristics that the streets and footpaths have. Litman expands by saying that the orientation of…

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    into the television set, one might wonder whether we are progressing or regressing. Ray Bradbury might have been afraid of the world that he had predicted, a future where technology hinders us more than it helps. He wrote about such a thing in the short story, The Pedestrian, where he described living in a technological world -- ruled by television-- is as good as being alone. Ray Bradbury’s purpose of writing The Pedestrian could be to warn the people of the future and how technology could…

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    In Ray Bradbury’s short story “The Pedestrian”, a simplistic writer named Leonard Mead walks every night along the sidewalks of a city depicted as “a graveyard where only the faintest glimmers of firefly light appeared in flickers behind the windows” (Bradbury 47). In a futuristic world where literature and interaction become obsolete, Mead shows retrogressive tendencies as he takes nightly walks throughout his city in which many citizens appear as sluggish and addicted to television. One night…

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    As far back as we can remember, human interaction has been a key factor in the daily lives of anyone living on planet earth, but what happens when that is no longer the case? In a world engulfed by technology, this is becoming an all to possible reality; most of the time it seems as though everyone is constantly glued to a screen. In this case, the year is 2053 AD and the problem has progressed to the point where people no longer leave their houses. In the pedestrian, Ray Bradbury uses…

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    Pedestrian Safety Essay

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    The biggest problem is at crosswalks pedestrian may not be really safe. For instance, pedestrians are not safe when no one is around to make the driver pay attention. Pedestrians are not just walkers they are people doing all kinds of activities, for example Bikers, Joggers, Roller bladers/roller skaters, Skateboarders, Scooters, Walkers. Throughout my research and surveys the main focus is trying to find out what it is that 's causing these drivers not to obey the laws and watch out for…

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    Conformity and Nonconformity John F. Kennedy once famously said, “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” However, this quote is true in the contexts of George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm and Ray Bradbury’s short story, “The Pedestrian.” In the former text, Boxer, a work horse that lives in Animal Farm, conforms to Napoleon's form of government. His decision to follow orders leads to his death. Mr. Leonard Mead from “The Pedestrian,” faces a similar outcome when he got…

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    Ray Bradbury is known for his memorable science fiction stories. Most of his works contain a message that can be applied to the whole of society. One of the most notable of these is The Pedestrian. This work is a cautionary tale that serves as an extraordinary example of what this world could become. One might argue, however, that this story is appealing to the extremes which is also known as the logical fallacy reductio ad absurdum. This means that the story is too absurd to be of any use. The…

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    In Ray Bradbury’s The Pedestrian, technology is disconnecting humans from nature and going outside. Youtube is the third most used website in the world, with being a huge website Youtube users watch 51 years worth of videos in one day, this equals 60 billion hours in one month. 1 out of 7 people in this world use YouTube, and out of that 81.9% of teens of the age 14-17 years use YouTube. With this many young teens using all of their time on the internet, they are not going outside. Teens need to…

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