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The Martian Chronicles, A Book By Ray Bradbury, Is A

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The Martian Chronicles, a book by Ray Bradbury, is a series of short stories about man migrating to the Red Planet. The book tells many interesting tales of what life on Mars might be like. In this book Ray Bradbury looks into the future to see what life will be like. He predicts that many social issues among humans will get worse. He believes that topics such as racism, war, and over- reliance on technology, will not only still exist, but will be much worse than what has ever been seen. Although some may argue that these topics could use improvement, society today has adjusted to the 21st century and is much better off than what Mr. Bradbury predicted.? ?Come back, you bastard! What am I going? to do nights? Why, that lousy, insolent son of a ?? ? (100) responded Tierce. He was replying to a questioned asked by Silly, a black man who was about to leave on a rocket with the rest of the blacks. Bradbury predicted that racism would be one of the worst issues of the future. When he wrote that passage he was referring to Tierce murdering other blacks after sunset. Tierce was a racist who went to the extreme. He hated them so much that he and a group of men would kill them for a hobby. In this story, blacks were also the slaves of white people. Mr. Bradbury obviously thought that racism was going to be a serious problem in the future. It turns out that the world has much less racism. Although some people still may have similar thoughts to Tierce, the number of people who would actually go to the extreme lengths that Tierce did, hardly exists. In this day and age, almost everyone has realized that all men, no matter what race, are created equal.Another problem that Mr. Bradbury sees deteriorating is atomic war. He predicted that man would destroy the earth in an atomic war. ?It caught fire. Part of it...

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