Ray Bradbury Research project

Drew DiPrimio Mrs.Carr English 9B 22 November 2014

What event in the author's life may have affected his life?

Ray Bradbury was affected by his love for reading and how he was a huge fan of magicians, and read lots of adventure and fantasy fiction. WhenBradbury was a teenager he would participate in drama club and would befriend some Hollywood celebrities. Bradbury was also affected by the depression. Since Bradbury couldn't afford to go to college he went to the library instead three days a week for ten years.

Who is the audience for this Ray Bradbury's work?

Ray Bradbury writes books for young adults and adults. He books contain wonderful things that a younger generation wouldn't understand.

What may be the purpose\goal of Bradbury's writing?

When Ray Bradbury first decided to become a writing his favorite authors, L. Frank Baum, Jules Verne and Edgar Rice Burroughs, gave him inspiration to write his own stories and have his heroes " live forever" through it. Ever since he was 12 he would push for his goal of being a writer and not once gave up.

American fantasy

  • Events that occur outside the laws of the world
  • Magic is most common in the fantasy genre
  • Often involve journeys and quests

Horror

Horror is defined as "a painful and intense fear, dread or dismay." Horror fiction is intended to scare, unsettle or horrify the reader.

Science fiction

A book or movie genre in which fantasy, based on scientific discoveries, space travel or life on planets, forms part of a plot or background.

Ray Bradbury quote

"You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
Ray Bradbury

Sources:

  • Moyle, David. "Ray Bradbury: The Life of Fiction." Extrapolation summer 2005: pg 274. Literature Resource Center. Web. 11\21\14.
  • Bradbury, Ray. "Ray Bradbury Biography." Ray Bradbury - Biography - poet, Author (2012): pgs 7. Literature Resource Center. Web. 11/21/14

Something Wicked This Way Comes

“A stranger is shot in the street, you hardly move to help. But if, half an hour before, you spent just ten minutes with the fellow and knew a little about him and his family, you might just jump in front of his killer and try to stop it. Really knowing is good. Not knowing, or refusing to know is bad, or amoral, at least. You can’t act if you don’t know.”
Ray Bradbury,