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Literary Techniques Used in The Pedestrian

Summary: Describes the literary techniques used by Ray Bradbury in his short story 'The Pedestrian.' Examines how those techniques portray a gloomy picture of the future. Focuses on the character Leonard Mead.
In "the Pedestrian" Ray Bradbury offers Readers a gloomy picture of the future.

In this story, Mr Leonard Mead is out walking in the America of AD 2053 on a crisp fall evening. He goes on walks every evening but he never meets anyone.

"In ten years of walking...he had not met another person walking, not one in all his time."

This is because the author portrays a future where everyone will be at home Watching TV. Even the police don't patrol around in cars because criminals stopped breaking the law. Near the end of his walk, Mr Mead is stopped by the only police car in town.

"The police...what a rare, incredible thing, in a city of three million there was only one police car left."

The police car speaks by itself and begging prying into his personal life by asking questions like "Your name"", "Business...

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