This study guide will help you analyze the text “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, themes and message.
Presentation of the text
Title: “The Pedestrian”
Author: Ray Bradbury
Date of Publication: 1951
Genre: Short Story
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) was an American author of fantasy, science fiction, and mystery fiction. His most famous works are science fiction novels like Fahrenheit 451 or The Martian Chronicles. Bradbury is considered nowadays one of the pioneers of the fantasy and science fiction genres.
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