There Will Come Soft Rains Summary

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The story “There Will Come Soft Rains” plot is mainly based on a post apocalyptic world after nuclear fallout. With this nuclear fallout also comes the downfall of humanity and this story serves to represent how life will continue after human life is gone. The article “How Prepared Are We For the Impact of a Nuclear War?” by BBC deals with the prevention of nuclear war, and it serves to inform people of how possible nuclear war is and what to do in the instance of nuclear war. These writings both serve to inform of the possibilities of nuclear war.
In the article by BBC it very clearly is trying to inform people of how to stay safe during fallout. Alex Wellerstein was quoted saying “We don’t talk about the bomb dropping or what we might do in the aftermath
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The article also has links to interactive websites where you can see the radius of an atomic blast and talks about the geopolitical tensions between countries that have increasing capabilities for nuclear warfare. This article is purely serving to assist people with staying safe through nuclear war.
In “There Will Come Soft Rains” Bradbury states “And not one will know of the war, not one Will care at last when it is done.” which shows how much humans value our own life but in the end how existentially none of us really matter. Bradbury also states “This was the one house left standing. At night the ruined city gave of a radioactive glow which could be seen for miles.” This shows how destructive humans are and in the end we will destroy ourselves.
In the short story Ray Bradbury is very clearly trying to inform us of the possibilities of nuclear fallout and the consequences behind the actions humans make. I also believe that Bradbury is trying to fight the narcissism of the human race as a whole, in the story he repeatedly makes notions to the fact that life will continue without humans and that in the end humans do more harm than