The Martian Chronicles - October 2002: The Shore Summary & Analysis

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October 2002: The Shore Summary

The settlers of Mars have come, in very distinct waves. The first waves of men were American pioneers, accustomed to loneliness, and their job was to make the planet a little less lonely. The second wave of men should have been those from other countries, but as war threatens Earth, the rockets bringing settlers to Mars come only from America. As a result, the second waves are also American, but Americans from cities, who live in tenements and poverty and are happy to exist with silences.

October 2002: The Shore Analysis

Another short chapter, "The Shore" explains the progression of the colonization of Mars. As is true with any foreign colonization, the first settlers are the workers who do not mind loneliness and solitude. The second waves are those whose lives on Earth are not much to leave behind, those...

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