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Free Study Guide: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

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THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES: FREE STUDY GUIDE / SUMMARY

2004-2005: The Naming of Names

CHARACTERS

No one specific.



CONFLICT

Protagonist

Earthians who wish to exert their influence on Mars.

Antagonist

Martian civilization.

Climax

New names embody new restrictions as the frontier gives way to the rules of civilization.

Outcome

Some settlers resist this civilizing process, as it was exactly what they sought to escape by leaving Earth for Mars.


THEMES

The progress of colonization, as always; but now also the struggle for control versus the pursuit of freedom.


Summary

Earthian names are given to supplant Martian names. As settlement of Mars continues, sophisticates come to vacation and to apply more stringent Earthian rules. However, the growing restrictions meet their resistance among the more freedom-minded men who tamed this world's frontier.

Notes

The naming process is similar to the process of European naming in America.


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