The Illustrated Man - Study Guide The Concrete Mixer Summary & Analysis

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Ettil is the only Martian opposed to the Martian invasion of Earth. He is arrested for having contraband, Earth books, in his house. Ettil explains that because how Martians are depicted in Earth pulp literature, the Earth morale will be too great for the Martian forces. Ettil is sentenced to death, but repents at the last minute and agrees to join the invading forces.

The Earthlings do not fight, and instead welcome the Martians. The next day Ettil realizes that Earth will defeat the Martians with its culture. The coy, gum-chewing girls are already pouncing on Martian men and luring them into the cave-like cinemas. When he tries to write a letter to his wife, he's interrupted by an Earth girl trying to pick him up and then another woman tries convert him to her religion.

A producer named R.R. Van Plank...

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