Everything ended

The clock in the first made its alarm to start off the day. A voice appeared with what time it is. Waking everybody in its vicinity. However there was not a soul to respond. This home was empty. Within the first two paragraphs the narrator was able to describe that this house was a smart house. A smart house is a house that is able to perform many tasks that normally does not require the human interaction. Upon reading this is seem likely that certain events have occurred to cause the house to be empty.  This home is empty because the world has ended.

The breakfast has been prepared for the residents who no longer reside here. During the second paragraph, the kitchen was preparing breakfast. Then during the fifth paragraph, it explains that there was nobody in this house. “But
no doors slammed, no carpets took the soft tread of rubber heels. It was raining outside. The weather box on the front door sang quietly: “Rain, rain, go away; rubbers, raincoats for today…”And the rain tapped on the empty house, echoing”(Page 1 Paragraph 5).  If this isn’t enough to prove you nobody is home, “At eight-thirty the eggs were shriveled and the toast was like stone. ” (Page 1 Paragraph 7). This explains that the food was never touched when it was made. After reading these paragraphs, the narrator is mostly likely foreshadowing something happen to the residents of this home.

Outside this house shows a view of destruction. “Ten o’clock. The sun came out from behind the rain. The house stood alone in a city of rubble and ashes. This was the one house left standing. At night the ruined city gave off a
radioactive glow which could be seen for miles”(Page 1 paragraph 10). The narrator describes a scenery of what the house looks like outside. The city where the house is has been destroyed from what appears to be the cause of a nuclear explosion. Nothing is left but this house, if there is so much destruction then it is possible to say that nobody survived which is why there is not one person inside the house. This is what has happen to the family of this home.

This possible explosion has killed the family of this house. Reading the following paragraph, “The water pelted windowpanes, running down the charred west side where the house had been burned evenly free of its white paint. The entire west face of the house was black, save for five places. Here the silhouette in paint of a man mowing a lawn. Here,
as in a photograph, a woman bent to pick flowers. Still farther over, their images burned on wood
in one titanic instant, a small boy, hands flung into the air; higher up, the image of a thrown ball,
and opposite him a girl, hands raised to catch a ball which never came down.”(Page 1 Paragraph 11). The narrator describes the last moments of this family. They were outside a father was mowing his lawn, the mother tending to the garden and their two children playing close to them.  During this moment the radioactive explosion was sent off and burn them alive only leaving shapes of their bodies to be mark on the side of the house. They mostly likely didn’t know it had happen since they were able to enjoy a day with nothing to worry about.

From reading this novel, it uses imagery and foreshadows the events that has transpired. Nobody survived this blast in the city and the house continued to accomplish its everyday tasks without knowing that everything ended.

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