There Will Come Soft Rains Questions and Answers
by Ray Bradbury

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Regarding the short story "There Will Come Soft Rains," do you take the story to be simple fantasy, or do you take it to be a comment on our life? Explain.

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This story has fantasy elements, such as the fact that it is set in a future time after a nuclear war and that it envisions a house that is more technologically advanced than houses we have now, but it is primarily a comment on our lives today.

In the story, a house goes on through the routines it has been programmed for, pointlessly trying to take care of the needs of a family that no longer exists. We assume that the family has been vaporized in a nuclear blast, because only their blackened outlines remain, baked into the side of their home, showing them playing outdoors when the bomb struck.

The point of the story is that the society in which this family lived became...

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