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The Illustrated Man Summary
Ray Bradbury

Everything you need to understand or teach The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury.

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The Illustrated Man Summary


The Illustrated Manappears in Prologue: The Illustrated Man and Epilogue

The Illustrated Man is a carnival worker who noticed a sign outside an old lady's house offering exquisite tattoos. She worked on him for a whole night, covering his body with beautiful pictures. However, at night, the pictures come to life and tell stories about the future. The Illustrated Man provides a framework for the stories that follow, melding them all into one tale that shows different pieces and parts of a single future.

The Illustrated Man is cursed by his beautiful and magical tattoos. He is out of work. People fear him, and children follow him around. He searches through rural Wisconsin for the woman who tattooed him so that he can kill her in revenge. However, he believes that she came from the future and that she has left his time, so ultimately, he believes that...

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