There Will Come Soft Rains, by Ray Bradbury Essay
Bradbury diffuses the theory of technology being the source of the human race spiraling
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(Bradbury 25), but the house was not even aware of the explosion happening to begin with. It is not that the house was continuing on without care, as the poem in the story by Sarah Teasdale may infer to: “Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree” (Bradbury 27), rather it was programmed to serve the family. The house became an empty shell once the family disintegrated, and it continued on with its service because it was built for what it was functioned to do. And in serving the family, protecting itself was also included for their imminent return. Bradbury gave the house character when it expressed “mechanical paranoia” (Bradbury 25) towards the living creatures that came towards it and shouted “‘Fire!’” into the empty household when no one was there to listen. When character was revealed from the house, one is able to conjure emotions towards it, as if it were something living.
The time between the family’s demise and the start of the story is not mentioned, so it is unbeknownst as to how long the house