Study Guide

The Martian Chronicles Characters

By Ray Bradbury

Americans/Humans

We admit that it's weird to call "Americans/Humans" a character, but it's hard to shake the...

Characters in "Ylla"

Ylla and Yll K are a typical 1940s suburban couple, except for the teeny little fact that they're...

Characters in "The Earth Men"

Picture this: you fly millions of miles in a rocket ship to an entirely different planet, and...

Characters in "The Taxpayer"

Okay, maybe this section should really be called "Character in the Taxpayer," but the thing is...

Characters in "The Third Expedition"

So, sixteen guys are headed to Mars on a rocket ship.

Characters in "—And The Moon Be Still As Bright"

Jeff Spender is like the guy in class who takes a joke a little too far, if by "joke" you mean...

Characters in "The Green Morning"

Driscoll is the Johnny Appleseed of Mars, only with a motorcycle and a slight habit of fainting....

Characters in "Night Meeting"

Gomez carries a deadly weapon: his smile. Unlike some of the early explorers of Mars (like Biggs...

Characters in "The Fire Balloons"

Father Peregrine is a playful priest. (And evidently an alliterative one, too.) He might start...

Characters in "The Wilderness"

Now that the menfolk have settled the planet, Mars needs women. (Although you kind of sense that...

Characters in "Way in the Middle of the Air"

Samuel Teece may be racist, but he does have some good qualities. For example…

Characters in "Usher II"

Stendahl builds an entire mansion just to kill the people who burned his library. Seriously. Now,...

Characters in "The Martian"

The LaFarges must have the best pension plan ever, since they've retired to Mars at 55 and 60...

Characters in "The Off Season"

Parkhill is a guy who would go all the way to Mars just to set up a hot dog stand. When a Martian...

Characters in "The Silent Towns"

Walter Gripp is a man on a mission: for female companionship. He can never find it, and we...

Characters in "The Long Years"

Hathaway is the doctor and geologist from the Fourth Expedition. He decided to settle on Mars...

Characters in "There Will Come Soft Rains"

Okay, so the automated house isn't exactly a character—but it's still pretty awesome. Think...

Characters in "The Million-Year Picnic"

Timothy and his family come to Mars with the pretext that they're just off for a holiday jaunt....