"There Will Come Soft Rains"

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

1. "There will come soft rains", is a story written in the future. The house it takes place in is very high-tech. Since the house is in the future I'm not surprised. Anyway, the houses alarm clocks go off and voices tell people to get up. Unfortunately, they're no life form living in the house. On the other hand, the house still has a regiment that it follows, even with nobody in the house. After it wakes them up it feeds them, the family usually has lunch outside and plays cards so benches ascend from the house. Food, cards, and drinks appear. Then the children get to run and play outside. Next, the house plays poems from its memory. Last, the houses bathtubs start to fill to bathe the children, for everybody to go to sleep. If the house detects anything weird it will fix it, so one day a dog appears outside the front door. The house lets the dog in. After the dog is in, it smells food the house is making. He gets really hyper and exhausts all his energy. The dog dies right there. The house sends robotic mice to clean up the remains. Afterward, the house continues its schedule. Suddenly, a tree falls on the stove and erupts in flames. The house slowly burning, the robotic mice take action. Darting and flashing across the floor. Heading toward bathtubs and sinks from leftover water, the mice squirt water onto the fire. Next, sprinklers descend from the ceiling. Spewing green liquid onto the fire. The fire is slowly put out, but not after destroying most of the house. The last dying voice saying over and over, Today is August 5, 2026!

2. Questions/Answers

2.1. 1. What unusual qualities and appliances does the house have? A: The oven cooks by itself, mice (robotic) clean the house, on the patio picnic benches come out of the house, food and drinks appear upon the benches.

2.2. 2. What were the five spots of paint of? A: The man, the women, the children, and the ball

2.3. 3. What happened to the people? A: There was a nuclear war

2.4. 4. What are some things the house has been protecting itself from? A: leaves, birds

2.5. 5. Why is the dog very thin and covered with sores? A: The dog has been starving and it probably has a disease

2.6. 6. What happens to the dog's remains? A: The mice descend from the house and clean up the remains

2.7. 7. What can you infer the family usually does at 2:35? A: Play cards and enjoy the weather

2.8. 8. What did the children usually do at 4:30? A: The children played with their crystal animal statues and just played around

2.9. 9. What is the name of the family that lived in the house? A: McClellan

2.10. 10. What are some things the house does to try to save itself? A: The mice tale the water from the bathtubs and sinks, to spray the fire. Also, sprinklers spew green liquid o tame the fire.

2.11. 11. What was the last voice to die saying? A: Today is August 5, 2026

2.12. 12. What warning is Bradbury trying to deliver in his story? A: That the people don't matter because the house and technology can function everything itself

3. Vocabulary

3.1. 1. Silhouette: a two- dimensional representation or outline of an object.

3.2. 2. Paranoia: a mental disorder characterized by systematized delusions and the projection of personal conflicts.

3.3. 3. Regiment: to manage or treat in a rigid, uniform manner; subject to strict discipline.

3.4. 4. Incinerator: a furnace or apparatus for burning trash, garbage, etc.

3.5. 5. Capillaries: a tube that has an internal diameter of a hairline thickness.

3.6. 6. Oblivious: not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one.

3.7. 7. Sublime: of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty.

3.8. 8. Psychopathic: suffering from or constituting a chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior.

4. Quote 1: This quote explains the importance of the people of the house. They don't have a big impact on the house operations because it operates by itself. It provides example that the people that use to live there would not occur anytime soon.

5. Plot Summary