Ray Bradbury's Short Story 'The Pedestrian'

Words: 295
Pages: 2

Everything will continue to progress throughout time, especially technology. Ray Bradbury, the author of the short story ‘The Pedestrian’, never liked technology to beginning with. As a matter of fact, Bradbury once said that “Television will tell you the dates of Napoleon, but not who he was”. The hatred of technology led Bradbury to write the ‘The Pedestrian’, a story that indicates that everyone should be wary of technology since it has the power to control an entire population. ‘The Pedestrian’ centers around a civilian named Leonard Mead, an unmarried man that doesn’t own a television. Leonard Mead lives in a city of 3 million in the year of A.D 2052. Technology is now highly advanced and consumes the daily lives of everyone in the city,