Write an essay for "There Will Come Soft Rains" on the house acting like the main character. Provide examples and explain why they show the house is the main character.
In writing an essay for "There Will Come Soft Rains" on the house acting like the main character, it will help to see the house as anthropomorphic. An example showing that the house is the main character is the description of the house's morning duties.
In the science fiction short story "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury, the house is not only the main character in the story, but the only character. Four humans are briefly mentioned, but only as spots that appeared upon a wall after they were instantly incinerated in the heat of nuclear devastation.
The best way to approach this question is to anthropomorphize the house, or to present the house as if it were a human character and had a story arc like a standard character. Then you can go through the story and explain how the house performs its functions faithfully as a servant would and how it reacts to external events that pressure it and eventually kill it.
For instance, the story starts with the house performing its daily...
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