Ray Bradbury Thesis Statement

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Clairvoyant Bradbury: Research Essay Introduction: Subjects & Thesis In a world full of peril, violence, and death, what hope could one have for the events that would come in the near future? In the 1950’s, Ray Bradbury, known to be one the of the greatest writers of science fiction, published The Martian Chronicles, a collection of short stories,the views of human travelers and Martians, with narration from an omniscient narrator on Earth and Mars. Bradbury depicts an Earth in social, political, and economic chaos, in the midst of a nuclear war. The government sends search parties of astronauts to find a habitable planet, which leads to some landing on a civilized Mars, and interactions with hostile Martians, who deceive and kill these travelers.…show more content…
Bradbury experienced its effects firsthand as a child, in his household; His father and close relatives were laid off, to the point he had no paper to write on, using butcher paper as a substitute. The latter eventually caused his father to look elsewhere for a job, which led him and his family to Los Angeles for a better life. The Great Depression took place in the United States from the late 1920’s to the late 1930’s. It started around the time the stock market crashed, losing millions of its investors, which started a downward slope trend in consumer spending. This eventually led to millions getting laid off to balance the decrease in consumers. A large majority of banks failed to provide credit or cash, and the about 15 million people were unemployed at the peak of the…show more content…
Specifically, in The Martian Chronicles, with an Earth in chaos similarly to the one in World War II. The Earth in The Martian Chronicles was in the midst of a nuclear war, economic instability, racism, and death. Similarly, in war America was in a nuclear arms race with the axis powers, and even bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan, killing many innocent beings. Economically, most countries went into total war, dedicating all resources to war. Countries like Germany didn’t survive, with the lost of valuable resources, while the United States thrived with high employment rates. Racism in the United States was still very present with discrimination still being a factor. Racism in The Martian Chronicles is embodied in Samuel Fleece, a human who had great hate for the African Americans who wanted a better life in Mars. Effects on view of near future, as shown in interviews and stories(Optimistic or
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