Pedestrian Essay

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Task: Unusual setting, interesting characterisation, vivid description, throughout-provoking themes show in detail how each of these aspects contributes to your understanding of “The Pedestrian” By Roy Bradbury.

In the story “The pedestrian”, Bradbury uses unusual setting, interesting characterisation, vivid description and throughout-provoking themes, to capture the reader and presenting an interesting insight on a future society.

Throughout the story, Bradbury introduces characters in a specific strange setting through imaginary techniques such as: simile, metaphor and personality. This essay targets to analyse how Bradbury’s choice of setting, characters, themes and his vivid descriptions help us to picture/understand the story.

Plot outline
“The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury, pictures a story of a lone man in an empty city were streets have been abandoned, at 8’oclok on a November evening. The story imagines how technology has affected society in the future.

The story is set in 2052 on a November dark evening in a city of 3 million people. The main character Leonard Mead is made out to be a loner when in actual fact he’s a normal one, that gets accused for being a strange person. The city is taken over by technology however Mr Leonard is different.

Mini essay.

In “The Pedestrian” Ray Bradbury presents a unusual setting with an abundance of great imaginary writing and interesting description’s which gives us the upper hand to imagine it our own way and this is what Bradbury is trying to achieve:

“And on his way he would see the cottages and houses with their dark windows” This is strange as its only 8pm and people should at least have the lights on if there not out or walking about the house. This helps me understand that Bradbury wanted to hint over a strange city.

He also compares the city to a desert:
“He could imagine himself upon the centre of a plain Arizonian desert with no house within a thousand miles”. This is...
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