Ray Bradbury: Short Stories

What sort of feeling is there in this story?

The Pedestrian

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There is a sense of fear and paranoia from authority in this dystopian-like future.Once again, Bradbury shows his skepticism of technology and "progress" in "The Pedestrian." In this story, a popular pastime is viewed as regressive, outdated, and abnormal. Mr. Mead's behavior is deemed threatening even though it is not hurting anyone - the powers in charge believe that his determination to walk every night could upset their social stability.