Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed


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  • Exposition
  • Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed By: Ray Bradbury
  • Harry and Cora Bittering
  • Laura, Daniel, and David Bittering
  • Conflict
  • no more rockets to Mars ever!
  • If we eat this food, we'll change with it!
  • Rising Action
  • Look at yourself harry.
  • Your eyes are kinof yellow...and your taller and thinner too!
  • The Bitterings land on Mars, to stay away from the atom bombs that might hit near them on Earth. Harry doesn't like Mars and wants to go back to earth. He feels that only Martians belong on Mars.
  • Climax
  • I don't know children's eyes sometimes change.
  • How long has the children's eyes been golden?
  • Laura runs from the town to tell her family the news: an Atom Bomb hit New York and they lost all the rockets! later, Harry notices change in the peach tree and plants.
  • Falling Action
  • Goodbye house.
  • Harry goes to town and talks to the people at the bar. None of them want to do anything about the atom bomb. He notices one of them has golden eyes and taller and thinner. Harry realized he has tiny spects of gold in his eyes too. He is determined to build a rocket.
  • Resolution
  • We couldn't find any people but, there are Martians in the villas. They are friendly and say they don't know what happened to the humans.
  • Maybe the martians killed the people?
  • Mr. Bittering notices change in his only family, tall and slender and very golden eyed. Mr. Bittering starts to forget about Earth and changes more and more each day.
  • All the Earth people move to the villas. Harry and his family leaves most of their belongings at the house. They don't come back to the village.
  • Here we go harry!
  • Goodbye house!
  • Five years later, a rocket landed. It was Earth people who came to recue the people, but they were left with an empty village. One man found martians in the villas who don't know where the humans went. The new people begin to name mountains, rivers, villages, ect.
  • I guess it is one of those mysteries that you read in books. The one where we'll never know what happens.
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