The Martian Chronicles - February 2002: The Locusts Summary & Analysis

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February 2002: The Locusts Summary

Earth beings have begun to invade Mars on a full scale. As the rockets land, looking like locusts, they alter the landscape, creating fires, changing the rocks to lava, and creating glass from the sand ground. Carpenters begin building towns resembling those of Earth, and alter the existing landscape to that of Earth as well. In all, twelve cities are constructed during the beginning of the invasion of Mars, with over 90,000 people inhabiting the planet. Women, armed with flowerpots and other Earth objects, decorate the towns to their Earth-based tastes.

February 2002: The Locusts Analysis

This chapter, while short, makes a vital point through the wording used to describe the rockets landing on Mars. The description of "locust" brings to the minds of readers an invasion of insects, tearing up the landscape in their quest for food and shelter. The...

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