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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes


by Ray Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes Fear Quotes

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Quote #1

"Heck." Jim sniffed north, Jim sniffed south. "Where's that storm?" […]

Will let the wind ruffle and refit his clothes, his skin, his hair. Then he said faintly, "It'll be here. By morning."

"Who says?"

"The huckleberries all down my arms. They say." (2.47-2.50)

Fear is NOT just a mental thing in this novel; it manifests itself physically. This is a pretty scary thought, because it means that fear has tangible, physical powers over people.

Quote #2

"Never going to have any," said Jim.

"You just say that."

"I know it. I know everything."

[Jim's mother] waited a moment. "What do you know?"

"No use making more people. People die."

His voice was very calm and quiet and almost sad. (9.15-9.20)

Fear goes deeper than concerns over the supernatural.

Quote #3

Will heard it.

Muffled away in the prairie lands, the chuffing of an engine, the slow-following dragon-glide of a train.

Will sat up in bed.

Across the way, like a mirror image, Jim sat up, too. (11.2-11.5)

There is something slightly magical about the connections between Jim and Will, starting with their birthdays and going through to even the smallest of actions and thoughts.

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