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by Ray Bradbury

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What incidents triggered the plot and events in "There Will Come Soft Rains"?

The incident that triggers the plot of "There Will Come Soft Rains" is a nuclear disaster.

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A typical plot sequence begins with the exposition and moves into rising actions. Next comes the story's climax followed by the falling actions and resolution. If this question is asking for what event triggered a narrative about a lone house in a completely empty and destroyed neighborhood, then the likely answer is some kind of nuclear disaster. Readers are not told that it was a nuclear disaster, but there are subtle clues in the story that hint toward this event. The nuclear disaster could have been a nuclear bomb, or the disaster could have resulted from a...

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