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For school, I am writing a paper on SOmething Wicked this Way Comes. It's on the topic of what influenced his writing. aka, personal experiences, family. You have to relate this from the book using proof.

I have many ideas, such as his fear of carnivals and meeting mr. electro etc. but I cannot find any conencting to his family.

Such as His uncle, or grandfather.

Any ideas on this.
and any other helpful topics.


ryan
 
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Ryanb333,

Please be aware that Ray Bradbury was NOT afraid of carnivals. In fact he found them marvelous, although mystifying and yet colorful with an abundance of personalities and a unique bit of charm.
 
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I do believe you are mistaken. As a child, he was scared of carnivals. He did, however, enjoy circus shows. But he has always never liked carnival shows since his first ride on a carousel.


ryan
 
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As far as I have read, he was not afraid of carnivals - perhaps Mr. Weller's upcoming bio will solve this dispute.


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Ryanb333

Hmm!? What was the info you got that makes you think that Ray was afraid of carnivals? (Also: I do believe 'Ryan' is the name of one of Ray's grandkids.)
 
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In his book, Zen Is the Art of Writing, Bradbury explains his fears that have helped him write. He specifically mentions Carnivals I believe.

But , back to the original subject, do any of you know of a connection?


ryan
 
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I will review the Zen and The Art of Writing for clarification on the matter this evening and see what it says, or should I say, what Ray says about it.
 
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He liked carnivals BECAUSE he feared them! He was the sort of kid who LIKES being scared, darn it!

But seriously, how are you supposed to prove a work of fiction is based on an author's life with evidence from the book when it's fiction? You DO need other sources! Guess that's what's being asked for here.
 
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example-The town in SWTWC represents his home town. Mr. Electrico appears in it always, playing off of the same idea as Mr. Electro.


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