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  • Ray Bradbury - 1,502 words
    "Ray Bradbury is one of the immortals among us, whose classic works of science fiction, fantasy and horror will be read a thousand years from now by our descendents and the relatives alike of the planets of a thousand distant stars." ( Dragon*con, website). Hes won many awards for his writings and lectures, and I have no doubt in my mind that his writings will live on forever. "It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and b ...
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  • Ray Bradbury - 975 words
    Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920. He was the third son of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury (a telephone lineman for Waukegan Bureau of Power & Light [Wolfe 62, http://www.brookingsbook.com/bradbury/biography.ht m]) and Esther Marie Bradbury (a Swedish immigrant [Snodgrass 73]). Ray lived in Waukegan, Illinois for six years until his family left to Tucson, Arizona in 1926. (http://www.brookingsbook.com/bradbury/biography.h tm. When Ray Bradbury was eleven, he would be writing stories on butcher. (http://www.brookingsbook.com/bradbury/biography.h tm) Ray was very much into science fiction, horror movies, books, comic books, and magic acts. (Snodgrass 73) At age 12, Ray read a newspaper headline ...
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  • Theme And Plot Development Of Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451 - 1,155 words
    Written By Ray Bradbury "Guy Montag enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years and he had never questioned the joy of the midnight runs, or the joy of watching pages consumed by flames. Never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid. Then he met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think. Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do. Guy Montag was not the same person at both the beginning and end of Fahrenheit 451. The answer to this question is a definite no. Montag transformed dramatically throughout the story. Guy Montag is a fireman in charge of burning books in a grim, futuristic Unit ...
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  • Science Fiction Of Ray Bradbury Teaching Us Present Lessons - 351 words
    The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury was first published in 1951. Its a collection of very descriptive science fiction stories. These stories take place in the future and some take place on other planets. The stories in the Illustrated Man are set in the future. They teach us lessons about contemporary life. The Rocket shows us that if you want to be a good father you must give up something to please your children. Mr. Bodoni is a poor father. He has a lot of patience with his children and loves them very much to make the Mars hologram and the fake ship he built. It was his life long dream to fly on a rocket to Mars. He had finally saved up enough money to go there but he decides to make his ...
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  • Fahrenheit - 1,006 words
    In the book, Guy Montag, the main character, begins to question the things around him when he meets a local girl. He quickly feels comfortable with her and they begin to have discussions about mundane things that seem to open up Montags eyes. Then one day, the girl is gone. In a short few weeks, he had become dependant on the girls company. Once she is gone, he finds himself changed by having known her. When he goes to work on one of the following days, there is a fire alarm. He and the other fireman rush to answer the call, and discover an old woman in a house with books and magazines in her attic. They quickly gather the illegal materials together, and douse them in kerosene. They are tryi ...
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  • Fahrenheit 451 - 920 words
    (1.) Fahrenheit 451The Temperature at Which Books Burn Fahrenheit 451 portrays censorship in the future through the fictional story of one man, Guy Montag, who undergoes an awakening by realizing the significance of his actions and the need to express the ideas that were bring oppressed by the future government. (2.) Guy Montag is a fireman who appears to be heartily supportive and contributive to the burning of books, which is normal because firemen in the conformist future burn books for a living. He meets Clarisse McClellan, a sixteen year old idealist with strong convictions against the social structure that oppresses individual thinking and demands conformity. Clarisse opens his mind to ...
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  • Fahrenhiet 451 - 630 words
    Ray Bradbury had a grim outlook for the future. In his book everything that could go wrong in the future, did. People rarely left their houses. They where ruled by technology. There was a loss of communication between human beings, since everyone was molded to think and act the same way. No one had their own opinion. Everyone acted like a robot. The big idea displayed in the book, Fahrenheit 451, was lack of communication. People cant survive if there is no communication going on. Everyone was brainwashed by all the technology that they rarely had time to talk. When they did talk, it was meaningless. Everyone agreed with each other, no one had their own opinion. People didn't express themsel ...
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  • Fahrenheit 451 - 1,149 words
    It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed, begins Fahrenheit 451 (1). This opening of Bradburys novel immediately evokes the consequences of the careless use of new technology and modern-mans refusal to recognize these consequences (de Koster 44). The book Fahrenheit 451 is one of only two novels that Ray Bradbury has written, the other being Something Wicked This Way Comes. (Many believe that Dandelion Wine and The Martian Chronicles are novels when in fact they are just collections of different stories put together by connected themes.) The idea for the story comes from a story called the The Fireman published in Galaxy. T ...
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  • Fahrenheit 451 - 1,222 words
    ... ook is a triumph over darkness (de Koster 30). The publication of The Martian Chronicles established Bradburys mainstream reputation as Americans foremost science-fiction writer; therefore, when the book Fahrenheit 451 was published just 3 years later it confirmed the hype of the first book. There is no doubt that these two books were the greatest and best-known books that Bradbury has written. Some critics think that Fahrenheit 451 is too vague and sentimental, but it is still one of the greatest science fiction satires of our times. It is written in response to the cold war atmosphere after WWII. Its sarcasm is directed at the destruction of intelligence in America today (Mogen 105). T ...
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  • Farenheit 451 - 638 words
    Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois. During his childhood, Bradbury would have these frightening dreams, which later he transformed into books. He became a full-time writer in 1943. He often mixes science fiction with social criticism and writes about the ruinous tendency in humans to use technology at the expense of mortality as seen in one of his many books, Fahrenheit 451. In this book the government destroyed books to prevent people from destructive thoughts. I think Bradbury heard about this (burning books) during World War II and heard about the horrors of Nazi Germany. I enjoyed this book because it was enlightening to read about a world reigned by mind control and how society ...
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  • Ray - 1,603 words
    This is a collection of short stories written by Ray Bradbury. The story opens when a man, on a walking tour of Wisconsin, meets another man whose body is covered in tattoos. The man with the tattoos, known as the Illustrated Man, is looking for a job. He camped the night with the other man. His tattoos, he told him, where given to him by a witch from the future. When the sun comes down, the tattoos come to life, and play out little dramas upon the man's flesh. Each of the stories contained in this book come from the dramas played out from the man's tattoos. The first story, The Veldt, tells the tale of a family from the future. In the future, people have rooms much like the halodeck from St ...
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  • King - 1,857 words
    Stephen Edwin King is one of today's most popular and best selling writers. King's major contribution to horror literature is to situate it within the general anxieties of contemporary life. His focus is not on vampires, werewolves and such, but on ordinary people faced with these horrors and the darker horrors of lost jobs, disintegrating families, mental breakdown, and all the other fears that haunt the modern age. What makes Stephen Kings stories almost magical is that the settings of his stories. King has the ability to make terrifying situations out of apparently ordinary circumstances. Additionally, King's writings are true to life in peoples minds because he draws upon common fears. K ...
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  • To The Stars - 547 words
    Ray Bradbury was a great writer on many levels. He could write novels, short stories, essays, plays, screenplays, and poetry. An active imagination and a fascination with outer space combine in many of Ray Bradburys stories. Ray Bradbury surpassed an unstable childhood to become a world renowned science fiction author. Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920, in Waukegan, Illinois. He was the third child of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Esther Marie Moberg Bradbury. In the fall of 1926, the Bradburys moved to Tucson, Arizona, only to return to Waukegan in May of 1927. By 1931, he had begun to write his own short stories on pieces of butcher paper. When his father was laid off in 1932, the ...
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  • Ray Bradburys Short Story The Millionyear Picinic - 442 words
    Ray Bradbury is one of the most well known science fiction writers of the twentieth century. His stories have been used on television, radio , theater, film, newspapers, and have been published in every major American magazine (Bradbury 205). His style of writing as seen in Th Martian Chronicals leaves many unanswered questions so the readers's imagination is left to wander at all the possibitities. It is this magnetic quality in his writings that makes the reader not want to put the book down. Bradbury's ability of putting the reader in a spellbound state has made his writings successful and profitable. His imagination is intensely involved in his stories and these fantasies and dreams are ...
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  • Huh - 997 words
    If you have an imagination, let it run free." 9-11 - Steven King, 1963 The King of Terror Stephen Edwin King is one of today's most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels, has broadened his horizons to different types of writings such as movie scripts, nonfiction, autobiographies, children's books, and short stories. While Stephen King might be best known for his novels The Stand and It, some of his been publis ...
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  • An After Thought Of Short Stories - 1,078 words
    An After Thought of Short Stories Earth may run red with wars. In the midst of battles, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. What exactly was Robert Ingersoll thinking when he wrote that? Was he trying to tell us something that we already knew but were to blind to see? Well when I read the quote I immediately thought of two short stories After the Sirens by Hugh Hood, and Here There Be Tygers by Ray Bradbury. When reading these two pieces of material one can easily decipher that there is no validity to conflicts that end in death because then no one wins. In both of these stories the authors have depicted their philosophy on chaos and disaster even though it was not sai ...
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  • The Golden Apples Of The Sun - 417 words
    Twenty two stories, each as enchanting as the last. From tales of small towns, spaceships, and even sea serpents, Bradbury conjures up a wealth of images with which to astound us. Some tales have a twist, some don't, but each and every one has charm. From the opening story the reader is hooked, drawn into Ray Bradbury's universe. The most invigorating thing about this work, like so many of his others, is that there are no limits. Bradbury never concerned himself with mundane, vanilla flavoured reality, he much preffered to take his readers on fantastic journeys through time and space. This particular collection was originally released in 1953, but doesn't suffer anything by it. It is as fres ...
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  • Alien - 4,008 words
    Does life outside earth exist? Are UFO's really from outer space? Many people in the world today do believe in UFO's. "About half of the adult population do believe that UFOs are out there in space"(Ritchie 22). There are basically two sides to the matter. The first is that UFOs are hoaxes and don't exist at all, and the other is that they do exist and come from somewhere in outer space. Government cover-ups have been used to keep the secrets of UFOs under wraps throughout history, but despite all the unexplained sightings and stories evidence continues to indicate that these mysterious vehicles do, in fact, exist. What are UFOs? A UFO is an unidentified light or object in the air that has n ...
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  • Alien - 4,073 words
    ... most no limits, although his theology seems to. I do not think it idle to speculate that the recent "Death-of-God" theology may have forced modern man to look elsewhere, especially to the heavens, for a new God. That we should externalize a quality so deeply rooted in man's nature is not at all surprising and one need not accept Marshall McLuhan's ingenious speculations to see that quite logically man uses his interior world with its enormous powers to try and locate what he has often believed to be omnipresent, yet somehow external. "God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere" is a doctrine that originated with St. Augustine in the third century A.D. More recen ...
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  • Bradbury - 356 words
    U.S. author, born in Waukegan, Ill., on Aug. 22, 1920. In his stories, Bradbury wove together the intrigue of changing technology with insightful social commentary. One of his best-known works was 'The Martian Chronicles; a collection of interrelated stories concerning colonization of the planet Mars those attracted readers both young and old. In it, Bradbury portrayed the strengths and weaknesses of human beings as they encountered a new world. Ray Bradbury grew up in Waukegan and in Los Angeles, where he founded a magazine called Futuria Fantasia while in high school. He sold his first short story when he was 21 years old. His early stories were published in pulp magazines, but Bradbury la ...
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