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  • This chapter brings up the idea of revenge. Willie Johnson cannot forget his parents and their deaths, and what the white people did to them. After world war three, black people went to Mars to escape the chaos and the white people need their help now. "'We’ll see who gets laws passed against him, who gets lynched, who rides the back of streetcars, who gets segregated in shows. We’ll just wait and see.”'
  • As the men are dispersed from the rocket, they fly through space thinking of their lives. This short story shows the theme of acceptance of death and the importance of live. Characters realize they did not live a full live, Hollis regrets not living a better life than Lespere.
  • "When life is over it is like a flicker of bright film, an instant on the screen, all of its prejudices and passions condensed and illumined for an instant on space, and before you could cry out, 'There was a happy day, there a bad one, there an evil face, there a good one,' the film burned to a cinder, the screen went dark."
  • In this chapter, Smith discovers a new technology that let you get a copy of yourself, he gets a copy of himself to be with his wife. He claims his wife "loves me so much she can’t bear to have me gone an hour." The new smith then develops a relationship with his wife and the wife seems to like the new smith more as well. This brings up a common theme of abuse of technology.
  • "Love will fly if held too lightly, love will die if held too tightly."
  • “'We’re all fools,' said Clemens, 'all the time. It’s just we’re a different kind each day. We think, I’m not a fool today. I’ve learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were a fool today too. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we're not perfect and grow accordingly."'
  • Hitchcocks fascination with nothingness and achieving his goal by the end of the story by walking out into space because he said there is "only space" shows the struggle for their daily lives in the future. Accepting your life and fate is brought up throughout Hitchcock and Clemens conversations, showing also why he may have walked out into space.
  • “Maybe I don’t have enough to do. Maybe I have time to think too much. Why don’t we shut the whole house off for a few days and take a vacation?” said by the mom
  • The veldt in the nursery stands for the abuse of technology. George and Lydia have given their children access to the high tech nursery where they have can go to a veldt, with lions. It has gotten too far and they can't control their children, they say the children can use the nursery once more. This leads to the children locking the parents in the nursery to be eaten by the lions. The children don't care about their parents and are obsessed with technology and the nursery.
  • The Illustrated Man
  • Bradbury is showing the importance of storytelling through the mans skin illustrations. Bradbury wants to teach of the dangers of what may come in the future. For example, in the story "The Veldt" the nursery represents television, as he wrote this book in the 1950s.
  • "The pictures were moving, each in its turn, each for a brief minute or two. There in the moonlight, with the tiny tinkling thoughts and the distant sea voices, it seemed, each little drama was enacted. Whether it took an hour or three hours for the dramas to finish, it would be hard to say. I only know that I lay fascinated and did not move while the stars wheeled in the sky."
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