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    nobody can be who they are anymore due to their sitting in front of a television screen. The use of Bradbury’s selective wording throughout his story leads the reader to step into an eerie, yet strangely familiar setting. In the short story, “The Pedestrian”, Ray Bradbury uses diction to emphasize the morbid tone displayed throughout the story line and to emphasize the overall theme that technology can replace individualism. Diction plays a critical role in the development of the tone in a story. The

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    The short story The Pedestrian is an intriguing story that takes place in the future. This story suggests that if the world continues the progress that it is now then we will become no more than humans who are doing nothing with our lives. It shows how people would seclude themselves from others and begin to stop caring for others. Is this actually a possibility in the future? In this short story there is a man by the name of Mr. Mead who doesn’t necessarily do the same as everyone else. In this

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    “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury is a short story set in the future of AD2052, about a man named Leonard Mead. Bradbury creates a somewhat unusual setting through powerful images and metaphors which also contributes to the themes which occur throughout the short story. The story is set in a futuristic dystopian society in the year 2052. The reader is first introduced to Mr Leonard Mead walking down an empty city street which is unusual as cities are thought to be busy and animated places all the

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    Such is the case of Mr. Leonard Mead, from Ray Bradbury’s acclaimed short story “The Pedestrian”. Confronted by the universal fear of becoming irrelevant, man becomes bitter, Despite the biting cold, when the story opens Mead is walking along the crumbling sidewalk of a residential neighborhood. As he ambles along, he speaks to the houses

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    In a stringent, futuristic world dominated by media, The Pedestrian, written by Ray Bradbury, showed the perils of losing humanity, in an age flooded with technology. Bradbury’s use of dark descriptive language coupled with futuristic emptiness and a strong, amiable character, left the reader saddened yet inspired. The dystopian parable rendered Bradbury’s life in Los Angeles, with its bleak attack on urban alienation. “Ray Bradbury Biography” Bradbury 's work evokes the themes of isolation, technology

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    Octavio Paz’s “Identical Time” and Ray Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian” have, in common, a theme of aliveness. They each feature certain individuals as particularly alive in their cities: the old man is alive in the busy dawn of Paz’s Mexico City, and Mr. Mead is alive in the silent night of a future Los Angeles envisioned by Bradbury. The individuals’ aliveness manifests as stillness in “Identical Time” and motion in “The Pedestrian” against the urban backgrounds - signifying, in both, living a human

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    In the short story “The Pedestrian,” author Ray Bradbury creates a futuristic world in A.D 2053, where protagonist Leonard Mead is apprehended for simply going on a evening walk. In Bradbury’s landscape, citizens live in a sterile world where no one has independent thought or individual initiative. The police thoroughly question Mead for refusing to follow the mainstream forms of entertainment, typically television viewing. In his concise yet compelling short story, Ray Bradbury criticizes how modern

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    has made great progression with inventions such as the television. However, as people dedicate less time to study or participate in sport, and dedicate more time to tune into their television, one might wonder if this is growth or decay. In "The Pedestrian", Ray Bradbury has decided to make a statement on the possible outcome of these advances. Through clever characterisation, themes and imagery, he shows that if society advances too greatly, then mankind may as well terminate itself. When walking

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    Cited    Mankind has made great leaps toward progress with inventions like the television. However, as children give up reading and playing outdoors to plug into the television set, one might wonder whether it is progress or regression. In "The Pedestrian," Ray Bradbury has chosen to make a statement on the effects of these improvements. Through characterization and imagery, he shows that if mankind advances to the point where society loses its humanity, then mankind may as well cease to exist.

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    Ray Bradbury's short story, "The Pedestrian," shows the not-too-distant future in a very unfavorable light. The thinking world has been eaten away by the convenience that is high technology. This decay is represented by the fate that befalls Leonard Mead. Though only an isolated incident, it foreshadows the end of thinking, literate society. The world in the year 2053 is populated by people who are more dead than alive. Their technology has made them very lazy. Walking has become obsolete, as

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