What is the setting of "There Will Come Soft Rains"?
Bradbury's story is set in an empty house. All the humans who once lived in it have been killed, but the house, which behaves almost as a human character, continues functioning as if the owners are still alive. The story takes us in detail through all the activities the house goes through during the day. Its clock sings out the time and tells the occupants to get up, its stove makes a breakfast of eggs and bacon, and the kitchen ceiling, which keeps the calendar, notes what bills are due to be paid.
Outside, the garden sprinklers come on, having no way to register the imprints of the family members, images in white against the blackened house exterior. The reader realizes what the house cannot, that the family—and the entire society—have apparently been...
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