Quicker Than the Eye Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Critics agree that the Bradburyian voice is unique. He uses it to construct ideas of western civilization moored to middleAmerican settings, ideas of history and memory, and ideas of the emerging self, especially a moral self. The stories in Quicker Than the Eye pursue this agenda with nostalgia, anger, humor, compassion, and whimsy, in a prose that as a result is often not far from being poetry.

1. Are there common elements among the six or seven married couples that are described in as many stories of this collection? What do they suggest about Bradbury's idea of the nature of marriage? Is there enough in the descriptions to make a conclusive interpretation? Or are the stories in which marriages are described much more importantly focused on other matters?

2. Nearly half of the stories take pains to tell about the weather and the flora of the story's setting. How do...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Quicker Than the Eye from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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