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The Martian Chronicles. By Ray Bradbury pp. 145-181. The Silent Towns. Mars is deserted . Walter Gripp is left behind , and he hears a phone. He misses the call, but eventually finds Genevieve Selser , who repulses him . He leaves and never answers the phone again . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Martian Chronicles

The Martian ChroniclesBy Ray Bradburypp. 145-181

The Silent TownsMars is deserted. Walter Gripp is left behind, and he hears a phone. He misses the call, but eventually finds Genevieve Selser, who repulses him. He leaves and never answers the phone again.The Big QuestionHow picky would you be if you were the only person left alive?

2The Long YearsCaptain Wilder returns to Mars and finds Hathaway who lives there with his family, who seem very young. He later learns that they are robots who have replaced Hathaways real family who died. Hathaway has a heart attack and dies.The Big QuestionWas Hathaway really happy with his android family?

There Will Come Soft RainsIn California, an automated house does its duties until it ultimately is destroyed.The Big QuestionHow realistic were Bradburys predictions of automation? What is the role of nature in this story?

The Million Year PicnicA family arrives on Mars in 2028 and decide to live in a Martian town, rather than build a replica of an earth town. They destroy vestiges of their old lives and planet.The Big QuestionBradbury thinks this is the proper way to be a pioneer. Do you agree?

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