Social Commentary In There Will Come Soft Rains By Ray Bradbury

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“There Will Come Soft Rains” is a short story written which displays after the eradication of humanity, nature will thrive. The story is based on the final house that is left standing after a nuclear war. It is the only house which managed to withstand this disaster; a large fire. The author uses social commentary to elucidate natures independence. Social commentary is when an individual speaks or writes about an opinion on social issues or society. “There Will Come Soft Rains,” by Ray Bradbury presents the audience with the idea that nature will persevere after the extinction of humanity through usage of literary devices. An analogy is a comparison between a concept that is familiar to the audience and a concept that is not to help endure a better understanding. Bradbury uses analogies throughout “There Will Come Soft Rains” to assist the reader to depict his idea of social commentary. Foreshadowing is used to give clues throughout a story which suggest to an outcome before the outcome occurs. Bradbury uses foreshadowing to place an image in the reader’s mind of how humanity obliviously ruined the world. Symbolism is seen in this short story to allude to a larger, abstract idea. The author uses this literary device to represent his idea of social commentary within the story. “There Will Come Soft Rains” exhibits analogies, foreshowing, and symbolism to express Ray Bradbury’s social commentary. Analogies compare two situations which share a common theme; usually the reader
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