The father of a character named Will, is seemingly facing a midlife crisis; wishing to regain the years lost in order to fill the hole that life had dug into his soul: “Add up all the rivers never swum in, cakes never eaten, and by the time you get my age, Will, it’s a lot to miss out on...”(Bradbury 136). As a result, his philosophies of being are inherently influenced by such a mindset. In one portion of the book, his son asked him straightaway what was hindering his happiness; the father then described what happines...
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...o exploit the imperfections of the human mind and the impurities that cause them. Bradbury may not have explicitly stated the preceding; however, he allowed for his audience to pick these ideals up with his objective rhetorical strategies. Hence, Bradbury broke the barrier between literature and real life by allowing the reader to reflect on their humanity and acknowledge the imperfections that arise from such an existence, thus strengthening their awareness of human limitations.
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