The Martian Chronicles Setting & Symbolism

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Earth

Earth is the planet from which the settlers/invaders of Mars originated. Most of settlers are from America, while the settlers from Mexico, China, and other areas never reach Mars. While the populations of the larger cities of Earth are more sophisticated, areas in the South are still plagued by racism and bias. Additionally, Earth is in the throws of an upcoming atomic war, as governmental control runs rampant, and the Moral Climate has banned all forms of fantasy, including literature, film, and structures. Earth is ridden with social, political, and religious problems, and these problems carry into the new Martian settlements.

Mars

Previously inhabited by native Martians, the planet was once a hot, yet thriving planet, with native plants, animals, seas, and landscape. However, Mars has now been colonized and virtually wiped of any remaining Martian culture by settlers from Earth. Bringing with them their plants...

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