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1 Ray Bradbury The Illustrated Man Fahrenheit 451

2 Science Fiction Definition: fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, often portraying space or time travel and life on other planets

3 American Science Fiction Golden Age – 1940s & 1950s Inspired by WWII – Anxiety arose in response to nuclear weaponry and the impending Cold War Advancements during the Era: Television Highways Space travel Skyscrapers Biological research Technology – inspired writers to examine impact of each on human existence – watch?v=gOHM9qeNcRE watch?v=gOHM9qeNcRE

4 Ray Bradbury: Fast Facts American Born: 1920 Died: 2012 Fan of magic and fantasy as a child Decided to become a writer at 12 or 13 Couldnt afford college; went to libraries instead

5 Ray Bradbury: Fast Facts Best known for: – Fahrenheit 451 – The Martian Chronicles – The Illustrated Man Genre: Science fiction – Short stories – Novels A conversation with Ray Bradbury – h?v=EzD0YtbViCs h?v=EzD0YtbViCs Bradbury on writing persistently – h?v=YlYAhSffEDM h?v=YlYAhSffEDM

6 Why do people tell stories?

7 Functions of Storytelling 1.Teaching morals 2.Teaching cultural expectations 3.Teaching behavioral norms 4.Enabling people to make sense of the world 5.Communication 6.Building group understanding 7.Stimulating memory 8.Entertainment 9.Developing language 10.Maintaining tradition Adapted from: neuro6/web3/bcanver.html neuro6/web3/bcanver.html

8 How do people share stories beyond books?

9 The Illustrated Man Collection of 18 short stories with frame narrative Published in 1951 Set in the future Adapted for film in 1963 – m/watch?v=Q9uDkTHj6k 0 m/watch?v=Q9uDkTHj6k 0 Themes – Pitfalls of technology – Complexities of human psychology – Morality vs. amorality – Inevitability of fate – Faith – Revenge

10 Stories through Tattoos Tattoo moms Tattoo music video 0Fc 0Fc

11 Assignment

12 The Veldt radio broadcast fi/Dimension-X/The-Veldt-August show-3777.html fi/Dimension-X/The-Veldt-August show-3777.html

13 Science Fiction Definition: fiction based on __________future scientific or technological ________ and major social or ____________ changes, often portraying space or time _________ and life on other _________

14 American Science Fiction Golden Age – ______s & ______s Inspired by _______ – _______ arose in response to __________ weaponry and the impending ________________ Advancements during the Era: __________ _________________ __________ _________________ __________ – inspired writers to examine impact of each on _______ existence – watch?v=gOHM9qeNcRE watch?v=gOHM9qeNcRE

15 Ray Bradbury: Fast Facts American Born: ______ Died: ______ Fan of ______ and _________ as a child Decided to become a writer at ___ or ___ Couldnt afford ______; went to ______ instead

16 Ray Bradbury: Fast Facts Best known for: – Fahrenheit 451 – The Martian Chronicles – The Illustrated Man Genre: _____________ – ______________ – ___________ A conversation with Ray Bradbury – h?v=EzD0YtbViCs h?v=EzD0YtbViCs Bradbury on writing persistently – h?v=YlYAhSffEDM h?v=YlYAhSffEDM

17 Functions of Storytelling 1.Teaching ________ 2.Teaching cultural ____________ 3.Teaching behavioral __________ 4.Enabling people to make _________vof the world 5._______________ 6.Building group ____________ 7.Stimulating ________ 8._____________ 9.Developing _________ 10.Maintaining ________ Adapted from: neuro6/web3/bcanver.html neuro6/web3/bcanver.html

18 The Illustrated Man Collection of ____ short stories with _______ narrative Published in _______ Set in the ________ Adapted for ___ in ____ – m/watch?v=Q9uDkTHj6k 0 m/watch?v=Q9uDkTHj6k 0 Themes – Pitfalls of ___________ – Complexities of human ______________ – Morality vs. _________ – Inevitability of _____ – _________


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