- “There will come soft rains”
1The house was programmed to clean, cook and talk. For example, the house makes breakfast on its own “ in the kitchen the breakfast stove gave a hissing sigh and ejected from its warm interior eight pieces of perfectly browned toast, eight eggs sunny side up, sixteen slices of bacon, two coffees and two cool glasses of milk” , can sing the date and time “tock-tock, seven o’clock, time to get u, time to get up, seven o’clock” and it can also clean itself.
2. The house was programed to protect the family from natures dangers but technology, that is human made, kills humanity. At the end nature is the one who finally kills technology. This means that nature is more powerful than men and everything they create.
3 I can learn that the society in this story takes advantage of technology, and that they use technology for things that are not necessary. They spent their money in technology and not on things that can help to take care of our world. Also the society in this story is lazy and can’t do anything by themselves.
4 The dog who entered the house was part of the family. He was very thin and covered in sores because he had survived the nuclear war and used to be domesticated so, when his family died he was without love, without food and without water. The dog remains stayed there for like an hour and then, when it was time to clean, the house throws it out like he was rubbish.
5I believe that 2:35 the parents of this family had a relaxing time. They would play with cards, eat some sandwiches, drink some martinis and listen to music. At 4:30 the baby’s room will get prepared . “The nursery walls glowed, animals took shape” The house entertains the baby before nap time
6 “And frogs in the pools singing at night” auditory and visual images “the bath filled with clear hot water” visual and tactile images
7 I believe there was a nuclear bomb. The west face of the house was black because of the radiation and the silhouettes are from the family members who lived on the house and died because of the nuclear bomb.
8 The house is personified because the writer wants to show us that the house, technology, is superior than us. The fire is also personified “the fire was clever” “the fire backed off” It is personified to show us that nature is more powerful and will outlives us like technology.
9 This poem says that although human dies the circle of nature will continue and nature would never care about the existence of humans. «And not one will know of the war, not one will care at last when it is done. Not one would mind , either bird nor tree if mankind perished utterly”
10 At the end of the story the house dies. Bradbury tries to warn us from ourselves. Humans caused the disappearance of lots of animals, air pollution, global warming and lots of others thing. Humanity is guilty for his own bad ending, and nor nature or technology will care about us