There Will Come Soft Rains

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There Will Come Soft Rains by Mind Map: There Will Come Soft Rains

1. Vocab

1.1. Silhoutette- the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light.

1.1.1. the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light

1.2. Paranoia- a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality.

1.3. Regiment- a permanent unit of an army typically commanded by a colonel and divided into several companies, squadrons, or batteries and often into two battalions

1.4. Incinerator- an apparatus for burning waste material, especially industrial waste, at high temperatures until it is reduced to ash.

1.5. Capillaries- any of the fine branching blood vessels that form a network between the arterioles and venules.

1.6. Oblivious- not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one.

1.7. Sublime- of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe

1.8. Psychopath- a person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior

2. Questions

2.1. 1. Some usual qualities and appliances are the alarm clock, weather box, mailbox, the door, robot mice, the stove, bathtub, the fire alarm, ect.

2.2. 2.The five spots of paint were the family.

2.3. 3. The people died because of a nuclear war.

2.4. 4. The house has been protecting itself from animals and weather.

2.5. 5. Because the humans have been gone for a very long time and have not been able to take care of him or feed him.

2.6. 6. The cleaning mice got rid of his body.

2.7. 7. They most likely play poker or have company over.

2.8. 8. It is play time for the children.

2.9. 9. McClellan

2.10. 10. When the house caught on fire, the fire alarms went off and sprayed water from the ceiling. and some robots spit green chemicals to ward off the fire.

2.11. 11. "Today is August 5, 2026," over and over again.

2.12. 12. I think Bradbury is warning others about keeping peace.

2.13. 13. The "post apocalyptic" feel of the story comes from the lack of human presence.

3. Plot Summary

3.1. Plot Summary-

3.2. Imagine you're in a high-tech home in 2026- but there's no humans. All humans have been wiped away in a nuclear war. This story is about a home who is self sufficient and unaware of the humans not being there, and how it inflames in a huge fire.

4. Quote

4.1. "The house was an altar with ten thousand attendants, big, small, servicing, attending, in choirs. But the gods have gone away, and the ritual of the religion continued senselessly, uselessly."

4.2. The "God" is the human because the human controls everything. The "ten thousand attendants" are the little robots that quickly attend to the human's needs. Since the human is gone, the robots continue to try to fulfill their needs.