There will come soft rains
by Kieran and Joseph
Themes from There Will Come Soft Rains
theme statement: losing innocence and switching to a darker, different side will have huge repercussions.
The link above is an article talking about the self-driven cleaning robot, the Roomba, and its rising competition. This story connects to "There Will Come Soft Rains" because there are similar robots that clean the futuristic house. The theme of advanced technology is prevalent in both the article and the story. In Ray Bradbury's novel, society's dependence on technology is illustrated. "It'll be even more fun when we can afford to have the fourth wall installed" (Bradbury 18). "She was an expert at lip reading from ten years of apprenticeship at Seashell ear-thimbles" (Bradbury 16). The self cleaning robot shows present day society's reliance on technology just like the quotes above do. Both illustrate society's increasing dependence on technology.