There Will Come Soft Rains Essay

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"There Will Come Soft Rains" is a science fiction short story by Ray Bradbury. It involves many descriptive languages, provides clues for inferences and conveying deep messages. The story is set in the future on August 4th, 2026 in an abandoned house beside the ruins. Throughout the story, there was an anonymous voice calling out the time and reminders to do things. Every time the voice uttered, machines in the house operates. At 10 p.m., the house caught on fire and the voices cried, "Fire, fire fire!" In the end, the flames swallowed the entire house, leaving the one wall and ashes behind. Yet there was still one voice exclaiming, "Today is August 5th."
In my opinion, the story "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury is a meaningful
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Later the author wrote, "The morning house lay empty. The clock ticked on, repeating and repeating its sounds into the emptiness."
In my opinion, this is a really good sentence because it not only described the loneliness of the house but also hints that something is unusual.
Secondly, the author wrote the story in a way so that he is not telling the story directly. He explained what is happening and the reader has to infer what happened to the house. As an example, in the text, the author wrote "The entire west face of the house was black, save for five places." and he explained the silhouette images. Later, in a poem, it explained how there was a war. I believe that there was a nuclear explosion while the family was outside and their image was burned on the walls.
Thirdly, this story gives a really deep message. In the story, the poem said "And no one will know of the war, no one Will care at last it is done. Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree. If mankind perished utterly."
This shows that nature would not change itself if mankind were to be extinct. The war between human does not change how nature acts, instead, nature is continuing in its own