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Despite Ray Bradburys classification as a science fiction writer much of his writing relates to the past and his feelings about it Although he does criticize the society in which he lives in many books Bradbury also shows a positive feeling for the world It is not however the world of the future that he shows hope for as many futuristic writers do In many of his works he refers back to the time of his childhood in the 1920s which he recalls as a peaceful and happy point in his life In some books such as The Martian Chronicles and Dandelion Wine he described peaceful mid-western 1920s towns such as the one he grew up in In other books such as Something Wicked This Way Comes his main characters are young boys whose experiences he most probably derives from memories of his own youth Although the 1930s were a time of depression and trouble Bradbury recalls his own childhood of the 1920s with fond memories and in his books tends to show a sentiment of wanting to return to that innocent past The quaint town houses stood in the silent heat of the sun seeming to sag under theyre own weight yet giving the impression of buildings comfortable with themselves and the creaking harmony of the old town they were a part of This is how Bradbury describes the houses present in a town of the future In The Martian Chronicles Bradbury also presents a society on Mars as having houses in this style These houses are a direct image of the landscape Bradbury was around as a child in Illinois and Arizona The Midwest of his boyhood is a persistent image in his work a small-town American utopia of the past with green lawns shady streets and friendly neighbors Bradbury views the past as a perfect time whereas the future was a scary place with the potential for many new
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