There will come soft rains by: Ray Bradbury
In the story “there will come soft rains” Bradbury portrays symbolism through the house, the mice, and the poem. All these objects reflect mankind’s use of technology. We are steering away from human’s interaction and our routines are becoming repetitive, mundane, technology-driven activities.
The house symbolizes mankind, we are constantly busy, every day we check off things on our to-do lists and make more, longer lists. Our routines are almost robotic. The robots in the story seem to be racing around tike how our minds tend to do at times.” The house is like an altar with ten thousand attendances big, small, servicing, attending, in choirs. But the Gods had gone away, and the ritual of the religion continued senselessly.” This is symbolizing religion and seems to say people use religion in a senseless way. Shortly after this quote the dog dies “The dog ran upstairs, hysterically yelping to each door, at last realizing, as the house realized, that only silence was here. It sniffed the air and scratched the kitchen door. Behind the door, the stove was making pancakes which filled the house with a rich baked odor and the scent of maple syrup. The dog frothed at the mouth, lying at the door, sniffing, its eyes turned to fire. It ran wildly in circles, biting at its tail, spun in a frenzy, and died. It lay in the parlor for an hour. This quote implies that if you lose religion bad things will happen.