Similarities Between Marionettes Inc. And Dark They Were And Golden Eyedd By Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury is an exceptionally great writer, who has written countless stories including The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 . Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois in 1920 and at age 14 moved to Los Angeles. In 1937 he joined a SciFi league and had his first book published at the age of 18. He often writes about nostalgia for childhood, social criticism, and the hazards of runaway technology. These are ideas the Bradbury believes in and feels strongly about. This is shown in two of his short stories, “Marionettes, Inc.” and “Dark They Were and Golden-Eyed”. These stories characterize protagonists in similar ways and antagonists in different ways, differently structures the plot and uses setting differently. The characterization…show more content…
The other men just laugh and watch him, “Harry Bittering moved into into the metal shop and began to build the rocket. Men stood in the open door and talked and joked without raising their voices.” (Dark They Were and Golden Eyed 6). Initially, Bittering is fast acting and also hopeful that he will one day he will return to Earth, either on his own rocket or a different one . Also, Bittering is resistant to the idea change as he starts to think things are changing he builds a rocket to return to a nuclear-devastated planet. This is also an example of indirect characterization where Bradbury uses actions to describe characters. What these characters show is that to describe Bradbury’s preferred way to describe protagonists is through indirect characterization. Bradbury describes his antagonists is differently. The robot Braling buys in “Marionettes, Inc.” is named, Braling 2, the robot has a fully developed conscious and is capable independent thoughts. Eventually, he grows feelings for Mrs. Braling and rebels against Mr. Braling .Two lines from the story demonstrate this, when it states, “I’m afraid you don’t understand. I think-I’m in love with her.” (Marionettes, Inc. 220). Also, the story says, “A metal-firm grip seized his wrist. ‘Don’t run!’” (Marionettes, Inc. 221). Two key aspects of Braling 2 is that he is a loving man, he falls in love with Mrs. Braling. On the other hand, Braling 2 is

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