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[The Golden KiteThe Silver Wind] Now that the cold war is over do you think Bradbury's...

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tkerbag | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 18, 2009 at 9:29 AM via web

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[The Golden KiteThe Silver Wind] Now that the cold war is over do you think Bradbury's allegory still has something to teach us today? Explain.

im having trouble with this qestion from the story the golden kite the silver wind by ray bradbur.

Now that the cold war is over do you think Bradbury's allegory still has something to teach us today? Explain your response.

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can you please help me with this.

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joonch | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 20, 2009 at 9:41 PM (Answer #2)

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Even though the Cold War is over between Russia and the U.S., there are other "cold wars" throughout the world that make this allegory perpetually relevant.  As long as there is conflict among nations, there will be relevance.  You can use the Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan, the African countries, etc. --- all examples of conflict between nations that fit the allegory in Bradbury's short story. 

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted July 29, 2009 at 3:08 PM (Answer #3)

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I agree with the above post.  The underlying conflict behind the Cold War was paranoia and an obsession with control.  This is present in many situations today.  While the allegory of the Cold War might have passed, the situation of government control and an obsession with enemies is still quite valid.  Many times, wars are waged out of fear of the other and the desire to consolidate power.  As long as this is present, Bradbury's allegory is quite valid.

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zserg | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 16, 2010 at 3:49 PM (Answer #4)

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i have prbloms with a questions from the golden kite , the silver wind... why are both towns surrounded by walls

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duathanh | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 20, 2010 at 12:50 PM (Answer #5)

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What do you think is the theme of this allegory ?

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