Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed

by

Ray Bradbury

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Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed Characters

Harry Bittering

Harry Bittering is the protagonist of “Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed.” Harry is made uneasy by the Martian landscape from the start, expressing a desire to return to Earth upon first stepping foot on Martian… read analysis of Harry Bittering

Cora Bittering

Cora Bittering is the wife of Harry Bittering and the mother of Dan, Laura, and David Bittering. Like Harry, she is at first very attached to objects and routines from Earth. However, she succumbs… read analysis of Cora Bittering

Dan, Laura, and David Bittering

Dan, Laura, and David Bittering are the children of Harry Bittering and Cora Bittering. Out of all of Harry’s family members, they are the most in tune with the Martian environment and accept its… read analysis of Dan, Laura, and David Bittering

The Captain

The unnamed captain and Lieutenant arrive at the end of the story, announcing that they have won the war and are there to rescue the settlers. Finding the settlement abandoned, however, they assume a plague… read analysis of The Captain

The Lieutenant

The Lieutenant arrives on Mars via rocket at the end of the story with the captain, with the goal of rescuing the current settlers and expanding upon the American-built settlement. Like the captain, he… read analysis of The Lieutenant
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