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The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles


by Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles: Chronicling the Chronicles True or False

1. What is the significance of The Martian Chronicles taking place in the near future? -> That way, new technology would be plausible (yay interplanetary rockets) but close enough that we still wouldn't have figured out some of those pressing global-civilization issues (boo nuclear weapons).
2. What is the significance of the third person omniscient narrator in The Martian Chronicles? -> Three people are better than one.
3. Is Bradbury's Mars scientifically accurate? -> No, his Mars is very much a fantasyland version.
4. Which of the following are examples of comic elements within The Martian Chronicles? -> Walter Gripp learning to be happy alone instead of living with a hideous woman who makes the mistake of eating chocolate in front of him.