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American writer, Ray Bradbury, and British writer, John Wyndham, are notably two of the most famed science fiction writers. Both wrote of man's ultimate demise, the end of civilizations, and the power of nature to overcome. Bradbury incoporated settings of typical situations overpowered by man-made troubles, as demonstrated by the atomic aftermath in his short story, "There Will Come Soft Rains." Wyndham is famed for using similar typical situations, but typically in his the
...end of the civilization can come in the form colonies of telepathic children, who do not have individual spirits, or spiders start to cooperate, hunt in packs, or quasi-intelligent plants threaten the very existence of mankind.
Both "There Will Come Soft Rains" and "Meteor" share a calm and peaceful tone established by settings comprised of normal situations and natural presentations of an apocalytical event. The subject matter of both deal with man's detructive nature and delve into issues of moral values humankind must face in order for a balanced existence within nature.
There will come soft rains-shows how technology will overshadow man. however there is a sense of hope because of its title.
Meteor-Shows how ungrateful and selfish man is.
In both stories the common connection is mans qualities.
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