The Visitor


Ray Bradbury

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The Man on the Blanket Character Analysis

A Martian exile with blood rust who is far more along in his illness than is Saul. Early in the story, Saul tries to engage the man in conversation, but he proves too exhausted for social interaction. The man then asserts that, soon enough, Saul will also want to do little else besides sleep.
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The Man on the Blanket Character Timeline in The Visitor

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“The Visitor”
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Saul walks towards a man lying on a filthy blanket near the ruins of an ancient city. Decrying his loneliness, Saul says he wishes the... (full context)