Ray Bradbury, “The Martian Chronicles”, 1950 was a science fiction novel topic of an earlier blog post. Here I present Ray Bradbury, “The Illustrated Man”, 1951 which was a science fiction novel that sold over 2,000,000 copies. Ray Bradbury, “The Illustrated Man”, 1951 was adapted to a film in 1969.
“Illustrated” is the term used for “tattooed” man by writer Ray Bradbury. Popular tattoos include “Oriental”characters from the Japanese and the Chinese languages. The general public is attracted to kanji’s placed on the skin; and, the appeal is to bring supernatural powers. Kanji’s in stroke order was the topic of an earlier blog post (with English and Japanese). “The Tattooed Man” is not an alternative title; as, “The Illustrated Man” implies “vision” and “future” semantics essential to the story. The skin is the largest “organ” of the adult, human body with a surface area greater than 20 square feet. Thus, dermatology is the science in the Science Fiction of “The Illustrated Man”.
Ray Bradbury, “The Illustrated Man”, 1951 was a science fiction novel of supernatural events of the protagonist Carl. Carl, is a man whose tattoos on his body represent visions of a frightening future” in the 1951 story. The graphic symbols of the skin, covered protagonist Carl is the “spectacle” element of dramatic presentation. Protagonist Carl, “tattooed by a Witch became a frightening enigma”.
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