Technological activities create a faster means of getting a job done with ease.

Technological activities create a faster means of getting a job done with ease.

Technology is on of the most reliable resources available to man kind. Technological activities create a faster means of getting a job done with ease. As the future approaches the technology is rapidly increasing allowing people to achieve more activities in short amount of time. The short story “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury creates a futuristic view displaying the negative way technology has taken over the society in the year 2052 A.D. Bradbury writes the short story using characterisation, setting and symbolism to aid his attitude in displaying the way technology has changed society and the social life of the society. Bradbury uses characterisation in the short story displaying to the readers, future peoples personality and their character. The Pedestrian contain very little character showing to the readers how technology is turning people into zombie like creatures. Bradbury characterises the main character, Mr Leonard Mead, to be displayed as an abnormal person, in the fact that he does what a normal person would do in today’s society, allowing the readers to compare the two personalities with each other. Another character featured in the short story is the police car provided with personification. Bradbury presents the police car as being semi-human in the way that it can move freely around and speak and communicate as freely as a human can. By providing this is the short story, Bradbury demonstrates that technology in the future will be available to do as the want, when they want. Bradbury portrays his attitude and values through the story also by the use of setting. The Pedestrian is presented in a normal society at night time, when the youth of the area would usually be active. Bradbury compares the new surrounding in the story with the ones of todays by adding a detailed description of the surrounding, “firefly light appeared in flickers behind the window’. Showing how people spend their time now inside in f…


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