Zero Hour


Ray Bradbury

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The Rosebush

In “Zero Hour,” the rosebush symbolizes adults’ failure to take their children seriously and be involved in their lives, and how this failure can have dangerous repercussions. Upon seeing her seven-year-old daughter, Mink, talking…

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The Attic

At the end of the story, Mrs. Morris and her husband, Henry, hide in the attic, which symbolizes Mrs. Morris’ impulse to stuff down all of her suspicions and realizations throughout the afternoon for…

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