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What is the theme of "The Pedestrian?"
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To me, the theme of this story is that TV (and I think technology in general) can destroy a society. I think that this is a fairly typical Bradbury theme and can also be seen in stories like "The Veldt."
In this society, human relations no longer exist and neither does freedom. Everyone always just stays home watching TV. Leonard Mead, for example, does not have the freedom to go out and do what he wants to do. He gets picked up by the police because he is not doing what is expected.
This shows that individuality has been pretty much destroyed by the prevalence of TV in this society.
Posted by pohnpei397 on May 7, 2010 at 11:18 AM (Answer #1)
Posted by theazael666 on September 22, 2010 at 3:28 AM (Answer #2)
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