As the house prepares itself for night and sleeping, it asks Mrs. He has them look into the canal at their own reflections. A dog entered the house because the house recognized its voice. Despite this unusual event, the house once again continues as usual. Throughout the day, the house went on about its usual routine, telling the time and what appropriate event and action went with the time. Tens of thousands of people died as a direct result of the bombings, a quarter of a million more perished of radiation poisoning within 30 days.
Even though nature and the automated house are able to continue for some time, the house eventually crumbles into rubble and can no longer function. The house was not a heroic figure, so the reader does not mourn its demise. This technology is on its way; however it will not be as useful as the creators think it will be. This technology is on its way; however it will not be as useful as the creators think it will be. Tradition is tradition and you will not change some traditionalists of their mind.
Will technology finally take over? Rain taps echo through the house. The city was destroyed and the only house left standing was one made out of technology to make our lives easier and the human race lazier than we already are. Readers can get a better understanding of the meaning of this story by a close reading of the poem by Sara Teasdale within Bradbury's short story. The stove starts preparing pancakes with maple syrup and the scent wafts through the house. In analysis the way the rats clean is incredibly inefficient to emphasize a point. Yet the house is empty. The story follows the actions of an artificially intelligent house that continues along its daily duties despite the death of the owners.
Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree, If mankind perished utterly; And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn, Would scarcely know that we were gone. He also introduces his other point; nature will always prevail over humanity and its inventions. Most of the Weston family members are sharp and sensitive because they can be ability to make each other absolutely miserable. The weather box continues to give the weather and clothing suggestions. The dogs appearance indicates that something drastic has happened to the house's former inhabitants, and the dog goes from door to door of the house looking for its family, but it finds no one. The mice in each house provide a sense of help.
The house lacks human voices and noises. As for the end of city, it was the last standing house in the city, if there were any existing people still, there would only be rubble and ash in piles on the ground. All this is definitely Gothic. They head down a canal in a boat. Many machines come to life, indicating that the clock is only one of multiple personified machines. His description of the 'shadows of a man' indicates that he thought it was the result of an Atomic attack, although he left the automated house in the story functioning and, apart from a smoke blackened wall, undamaged! One house out of hundreds or thousands and this was the only one standing.
Their presence suggests that nature remains strong through all adversity. The front door keeps slamming open and shut. This indifference is exactly what Bradbury depicts in his short story, as well. Bradbury later adds more evidence to describe our fate as a species after using such devastating weapons of mass destruction. With the way that the economy is turning, everyone will not be able to afford the technology that is coming to the newer generations; some will resort back to the way things were before technology took such a hold on the world.
Although this kind of technology would be helpful to some people, I do not believe that it will come about to be the next big thing and control people and their lives. The situation that exists in the vacant house in the story is reflected in these lines from the poem: And not one will know of the war, not one Will care at last when it is done. We kind of think no. With the way technology is developing so rapidly, there is no doubt that this will be created. Ray Bradbury knew this, as he lived through the development and use of the original atomic bombs. The clock ticks relentlessly, and the house keeps moving through its normal routines. He instead specifically shows how the house has removed human interaction by describing daily activities that the house performs religiously despite lack of inhabitants.
America will decline back into a depression and history will soon repeat itself, just with newer technology. Yes, technology has come a long way from when this story was written, but I do not believe that technology will overtake everyone. This idea should be used for shelter instead of a home for the lazy people that will not be able to use their God given arms and legs to do their own things. Science fiction holds some basis in science, whereas Bradbury prided himself in creating works of fantasy and horror Bio. McClellan which poem she would like to hear. Bradbury later adds more evidence to describe our fate as a species after using such devastating weapons of mass destruction. A minor difference separating the the two houses are their temperments.