This essay is one of the first essays we did in Humanities. In it the goal is to compare two stories by author Ray Bradbury and decide which is more effective at portraying its theme and why. The two stories were “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains” and “The Pedestrian”, which both can be found here. While this essay is usually done with one common theme, I decided to compare the stories’ portrayals of their two separate themes. Overall, I found that the story “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains” was the better of the two.
I will preface this by saying that this work is satirical and made for the satire unit in humanities. Satire, by definition, is the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices. For this project, I worked with Eeman Saud to create an advertising pamphlet that satirized zoos and the animal cruelty too commonly accepted in them. We were required to highlight different literary devices that we used in our satire, so we created a separate document that can be found here with plain text and all of that information. The pamphlet itself was made using Canva and all the images are from there as well.