Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury is an author best known for his work in the science fiction and fantasy genres. His book Fahrenheit 451 won the Hugo Award for best novel, as well as the Prometheus Award.

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Who is the protagonist in there will come soft rains by Ray Bradbury?

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The house and indirectly the people who had once live there.
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What are two themes used in A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury?

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Two themes are the butterfly effect and the chaos theory. It means that one small change can make a huge impact in the future.
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In 'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury what pounds through Montag's head as he plays cards with the other firemen?

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He realizes that all the men look alike... perhaps think alike. They are all robots and he is one of them.
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What is the foreshadowing of a sound of thunder by Ray Bradbury?

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it is the lit element in which is used to give the reader a sense of anticipation of how the story will end
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What is the tone of The Pedestrian?

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The tone used in 'The Pedestrian' by Ray Bradbury shows a very dark, gloomy and death tone.
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What type of writing is Ray Bradbury famous for?

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Bradbury is an author of human interest stories, many of which seem to be speculative fiction
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In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 why did Bradbury name the character Guy Montag?

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Montag is the name of a paper company in the USA and Guy is related to Guy flawkes, the man who tried to put a bomb in the British parliment.
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Why did Ray Bradbury use the quote Play the man master Ridley we shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England as I trust shall never be put out in his novel?

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Later Captain Beatty reveals the context of the quote, explaining, "A man named Latimer said that to a man named Nicholas Ridley, as they were being burnt alive at Oxford, for heresy, on October 16, 1555." (pg. 40) This indicates the woman's willingness to die for her books, and that the reason she was being burned was for heresy just as Latimer and Ridley were. Beatty's ability to explain this also adds depth to his character, as he must have read that information to recall what it came from.
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How does Ray Bradbury feel in a sound of thunder?

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In some pieces of literature the intention of the author is rather apparent, sometimes blatantly so. There is no effort made to conceal the author's political opinions or other biases. The works of George Orwell are a good example of this. Animal Farm 1984 Killing the Elephant Just as often however the author will hide or disguise or remain completely aloof of what the story is attempting to convey. The story, in this case, is an entity unto itself that may be illustrating a concept or theme that is independent of the author's private beliefs. A good example of this is 'Childhood's End' by Arthur C. Clarke. This story is Clarke's attempt at telepathy carried to its ultimate extrapolation. In reality Clarke was contemptuous of the idea of telepathy and spiritualism. In the works of Ray Bradbury, the main idea of most of them, is to make the reader feel a certain way, ( most often morbid wonder.) We may get a sense that he feels pro-democracy and anti-fascist but this may just be him employing 'local prejudices' to his own ends for this story.
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What is ray Bradbury's first book and why he wrote it?

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Yeah, the Pendulum was Ray Bradbury's first published novel. Ray published it on November 1949.
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Is Ray Bradbury still alive?

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Ray Bradbury, poet, screenwriter, and author is deceased 5th June 2012 (he was age 91.)
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What point of view does Ray Bradbury use in Fahrenheit 451?

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third person limited omniscient, guy montag ............. Did that help?
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How did firemen know which house had books?

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Someone told Captain Beatty if they had a suspicion about someone having books or if they witnessed it with their own eyes. Citizens sent in alarms stating addresses of places suspected of harboring literature. because someone (like a neighbor) would alert them. then they (firemen) would check it out and see if there were really any books, then burn them if there were. Citizens sent in alarms stating addresses of places suspected of harboring literature. The alarm is basically faxed to the fire station and the firemen follow the alarm then do what they are hired to do. The firemen would send a mechanical hound all around town, and if the mechanical hound detected any books, then the hound would just stray around that single house, and that probably reveals to the firemen that the house is in possession of books.
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What is Ray Bradbury's marital status?

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Ray Bradbury is a widower. His wife, Marguerite McClure, died in 2003. The two had married in 1947.
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Where did Ray Bradbury attend college?

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After graduating from Los Angeles High School in 1938, Ray Bradbury did not attend college. He took a job selling newspapers instead. In June 2009, Bradbury told The New York Times, "Libraries raised me. I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years."
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Who influenced Joanne Rowling to become a writer?

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Sean Harris influenced JK Rowling to write. He was Ms. Rowling's friend while she was in her secondary school. He is, according to Rowling, very like Ron Weasley in Harry Potter. He was not her only influence. She was always passionate about books, probably because of her mother and father, who were both prolific readers. She wrote from a very early age, including one particular story about a rabbit called Rabbit. Her past experiences influenced her greatly. She had depression after her mother died, which had an impact on the way she thought about death. This features heavily in the Harry Potter series. CS Lewis ("simply a genius"), TH White. According to Rowling.
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What is the theme to Ray Bradburys the fox and the forest?

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the struggle for freedom in a bad society because they went to the past because of the war, they want freedom and to get away from the war.
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What are the themes on ray bradbury's the murderer?

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The loss of humanity from technology, fighting against the majority, standing up for what you believe, man vs. machines are some of the themes found in Ray Bradbury's "The Murder" and many of his other short stories.
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How many years has Ray Bradbury been writing?

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Well a cheetah can run about 60 miles per hour. So that means that a car weighs about 120000 pounds. Squire!
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What are 5 metaphors in the story The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury?

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"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 light appeared in flicker behind the windows."
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What influenced Ray Bradbury to write the book Fahrenheit 451?

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i think that it is by all his frustrations of his old life
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What is the plot summary in a sound of thunder by Ray Bradbury?

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a guy pays money to go on a safari to the past. He gets to kill a t-rex, as soon as he see's it he wants out, he heads back to the time machine but paniks - stepping of the pre-arranged path (he shouldn't leave the path, he could kill an insect (the butterfly effect)) eventually the t-rex is killed by the safari guide and he makes his way back to the TM. The guide is mad at him, because he paniked - nearly killing everyone - and because he left the path. The guide says he will shoot him if things are different in the future. when they get back things are slightly different, the receptionist looks strange and spelling is different. The major difference being the results in a recent election. The man looks at the mud on his boots and see's a dead butterfly, the guide see's it too. They both realise what happened - The guide shoots him.