In reality, we human beings always focus on their own personal lives and been in peace into or world. But the only thing they should really be concern is “When will that peace be into an end?” After reading the text “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains,” by Ray Bradbury, there comes a time when the timelines and the house can be a symbol of something really important. What Bradbury is trying to show is when ever we move on to the future, objects and living creatures must always come to an end.
Let’s go over a few things of how objects and living creatures ceased to exist. There was a part when it was “Twelve noon” and it explains about the dog being lonely and hungry. How can we tell that the dog was hungry? That was when the text had said that there was a stove that was making flapjacks and it was filling the house with a delicious baked smell with a good hint of maple syrup. When that happened, “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” (2). This quote proves that dog didn’t have any food at all because no one was out there to feed him. Not even the dog’s owner was there to feed him. Our guess, as readers, for the reason why the owner wasn’t there was because that owner no longer exist.
Another part was when it was Nine-five, there was a female voice that said that she would like to read a poem at random. As she read the poem, “Sara Teasdale,” there was a certain quote that she read was important, and that quote was “Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree, if mankind perished utterly; And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn Would scarcely know that we were gone” (3). That quote shows us that no matter what happens in the future, mankind can’t always survive forever. Their lives would have no choice but to always disappear. That’s why in pages 3-4, it shows the fire that came from a house causing chaos around the people and making the people screaming “Fire! Fire!”
So after going through the things we seen that was part of the text, these types of evidence shows that they’re a symbol of the end of the world. There maybe in a certain year that mankind would cease to exist in this world. It would be like waiting for the moment when the trigger gets pressed. And when I say “trigger,” I mean when the time has come for the world to come to an end.