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Ray Bradburys the Martian Chronicles is a futuristic story about space travel invasion and planet colonization Analyzing characters in this twenty-eight-chapter novel is extremely difficult because every chapter includes different characters which are oriented to form the plot Each chapters characters are used to show the founding of the planet Mars the colonization of it the destruction of Earth and almost the whole human race and finally the rebuilding of the human civilization on Mars The story starts off in the year of 1999 and ends twenty-seven years later in 2026 Ray Bradbury doesnt just tell his story from the point of view of the space travelers and the colonizers but from angry Martians who were trying to kill the humans or Martians later on who were just having a conversation with a human about Mars also people seeing the great colonial change happen Captain Wilder was the captain of the fourth expedition to Mars from Earth The three expeditions before had failed because either the Martians tricked and killed the earthlings or the earth people were thought of as mentally ill and sent to a hospital on Mars Later on in the story when there are towns on Mars the very few Martians are not discriminated against because the people on Mars were kind people who were in search of new things and seeing Martians was rare Luckily the minor human sickness chicken pox had killed off most of the Martians accidentally Captain Wilder and his crew explored the planet and responded to Earth to say that the missions were successful and with only a few complications Captain Wilder with his Crew of Jeff Spender Hathaway Sam Parkhill Cheroke Gibbs and a few other men help begin to portray the theme of the story by finding Mars and seeing that it was safe this was in the beginning of the story but in the last several chapters they are brought back as veterans of
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