The Last Night of the World


Ray Bradbury

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The Last Night of the World Characters

The Man / Husband

The unnamed man, one of the short story’s protagonists, is a middle-aged, white-collar worker living in 1969. He and his wife, the story’s other protagonist, have two young daughters. One night, the man… read analysis of The Man / Husband

The Woman / Wife

The woman is one of the story’s protagonists. She leads a quiet suburban life in 1969 with her husband and two daughters, all of whom go unnamed. Like her husband, the woman has an… read analysis of The Woman / Wife

Stan Willis

Stan Willis is one of the man’s coworkers and is the only named character in the story. One day, Stan confides in the man about his strange, apocalyptic dream. When the man reveals that… read analysis of Stan Willis

The Girls / Daughters

The man and woman’s two young daughters are likely in their toddler years, since they are seen playing with blocks and sleeping with the door ajar (implying a childlike fear of the dark). The… read analysis of The Girls / Daughters