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Can someone please help me come up with a thesis statement for technology in Ray...

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lpballin | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 22, 2009 at 9:07 AM via web

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Can someone please help me come up with a thesis statement for technology in Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles, or if anybody knows one?

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 12, 2012 at 2:37 PM (Answer #1)

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Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles focuses on themes of technology, isolation, and self-destruction. Many of the stories offer a critique on the role of technology in human lives, like "There Will Come Soft Rains." 

Possible theses:

  • Ray Bradbury's use of personification and diction reveal a powerful critique of humanity's over-dependence on technology in "There will Come Soft Rains" from The Martian Chronicles. 
  • Bradbury's timely collection of short stories, The Martian Chronicles, suggests the necessity of responsibility and duty in the expanding fields of science and exploration.
  • Ray Bradbury contrasts the dangerous role of technology and human dependence on it through his stories "There will Come Soft Rains" and "The Long Years."

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