Discussion questions -The Martian Chronicles: Why Mars?
- Why Mars? Could the stories have taken place on Venus or Jupiter, or does it have to be Mars? Is Mars a realistic place in the stories? Is it a mix of reality and fantasy?
- Do you sense any nostalgia for the past in The Martian Chronicles? Which do you think Bradbury would say is best: the past, the present, or the future? Why?
- How does the book’s format of interlinked short stories help (or hinder, for that matter) Bradbury’s point? How might the book have been different as a traditional novel?
Asked on 05.05.2017 in English Literature.