There Will Come Soft Rains Questions and Answers
by Ray Bradbury

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I am writing an essay on why the house serves as the main character in "There Will Come Soft Rains," and I am having trouble finding enough evidence as to why the house is the main character to complete my essay. Do you have any suggestions?

When writing an essay on why the house serves as the main character in "There Will Come Soft Rains," you might consider that the house is the only character, or potential character, in the story and that it is constantly described in language that stops just short of personification.

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The complete lack of human characters in "There Will Come Soft Rains" suggests two possible approaches for the reader. You can regard it as a story without characters and comment on this unusual, though not unique, approach to telling a story. Alternatively, you can treat it as a story in which the house is not just the main character, but the only one.

The second approach is perfectly viable. The house speaks often, and it sings and recites poetry, giving it a...

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