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  • A Sound of Thunder
    While Eckels initially brushes off the idea that the Tyrannosaurus rex could panic him, when he sees it in all its huge immensity, he is badly frightened. It is so tall he thinks it could eat the...

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    The hunters are traveling far back in time to the dinosaur age for their safari. They have to be extremely cautious because if they in any way change even the tiniest detail of what happened in the...

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    In "A Sound of Thunder," the walkway is crucial to the success of the safari and the world because it ensures that nothing in the past is altered. This is important because any change made in the...

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    The first time we hear this phrase is when the dinosaur crashes into the jungle. The noise it creates is like the roar of thunder during a tremendous storm. It scares Eckels enough that he has to...

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    The first example of personification in Ray Bradbury's 1952 short story "A Sound of Thunder" is used to describe the process of time traveling in the advertisement for the safari: "the old years,...

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    As he travels in the Time Machine of Time Safari, Inc. in which he has contracted for the opportunity to kill a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Eckels asks the Safari Leader named Travis if it is possible to...

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    At the beginning of the story, Eckels comments that he is glad a man named Keith has won the election to become the new President of the United States. Eckels is on his way to a time travel safari,...

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    Ray Bradbury's futuristic short story "A Sound of Thunder," tells the tale of a man named Eckels who has paid a significant sum of money to take a time machine to the Cretaceous period to hunt a...

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    When the safari participants return, many things have changed in the year 2055, due to an act of carelessness on Eckels's part. In Ray Bradbury's short story "A Sound of Thunder," Eckels, the main...

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    The phrase “a sound of thunder” is used as a metaphor twice in the story. The first occurrence is when the hunting party is back in prehistoric time, and the Tyrannosaurus rex bursts onto the...

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    Eckels is told very early on in the story that Time Safari, Inc. has strict rules. He is told to sign documents agreeing to the fact too. If he breaks the rules, there is a stiff monetary...

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    Ah, but does Travis kill Eckels? We only know that the final “sound of thunder” is probably a gunshot. Travis could kill Eckels. Or he could kill himself. Obviously, Eckels accidentally changes...

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    The main conflict in Ray Bradbury's 1952 short story, "A Sound of Thunder," is man vs.nature. Eckels lets his fear of the beast he is hunting overtake him, and in so doing, makes careless mistakes....

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    To a certain extent, this is an opinion based question. Feel free to state why you think Travis is annoyed with Eckels, and then defend it. In my opinion, Travis is annoyed with Eckels because...

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    The most obvious external conflict is man v. nature, illustrated by the killing of the dinosaur by going back to prehistoric time. The two Time Safari staff members use their time machine to take...

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    Eckels is warned several times during this story. I'm not 100% sure which warning the question is referring too. It doesn't really matter though. Each warning to Eckels foreshadows the same...

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    The Time Safari, Inc. folks are doing their best to avoid doing anything that will change future events. They built a path that everyone must stay on, so that nothing is disturbed in the old...

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    Eckels wants to be able to shoot and kill a dinosaur: something he could hardly do without traveling back in time. He has made arrangements with the business called Time Safari, Inc.., and is...

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    One reaction that I always have when I read this story is how conveniently Ray Bradbury sidesteps the time paradox issue. The paradox that I'm talking about is the paradox present in the Back to...

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    It’s the year 2055. Eckels is a hunter. He’s come to the Time Safari office in order to be taken back to prehistoric times and to kill a dinosaur. He’s paying $10,000 for the opportunity to...

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    This question is asking about the final moments of the story. Eckels, Travis, and the rest of the safari group have returned to the present. Unfortunately, it is not the present that they left...

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    Because this question asks what a person thinks, it is an opinion based question; therefore, it's up to you how you want to answer it. Personally, yes, I think the images described make time...

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    Eckels's motive to go on a time safari to the past is to hunt and shoot a dinosaur. From the beginning of the story, Eckels is full of pompous arrogance. He saunters into the safari company and...

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    Eckels travels with Time Safari, Inc. because he wants to go back in time to shoot a dinosaur. Eckels is an expert hunter looking for a new challenge. He spends a lot of money to hire the time...

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    Authors develop and reveal the qualities, mannerisms, and thoughts of the characters of their literary work through characterization. There are five ways in which characterization can take place:...

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    In Ray Bradbury's story "A Sound of Thunder," when Eckels encounters the dinosaur, the normally garrulous man reacts with stunned surprise and fear. He had been excited to hunt the great beast,...

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    When he travels into the pre-historic past, Eckels steps off the anti-gravity path made by Time Safari, Inc., and in so doing, he kills a butterfly. This act has consequences that reach all the way...

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    Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder" presents a society in which time travel is not only possible, but a thriving business. Time Safari, Inc. provides customers with the opportunity to go back in...

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    The time travel paradox is that you might go back in time and meet yourself. A paradox is a contradiction. The problem with time travel is that if it were really possible, nothing could change....

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    I would say that the most important future technology that Ray Bradbury includes in the short story "A Sound of Thunder" is the time machine. As the name implies, it is a piece of technology that...

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    Your teacher actually gave you a fairly explicit answer. Literary context is about looking at what influences an author or what was going on in society at the time of publication. It can also deal...

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    This phrase appears twice in the text, and it’s used as a metaphor. (Meaning: it uses one term or image to describe another.) It refers to a noise equal to the most intense thunder you have ever...

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    What Eckels's action shows is that one small change can have huge consequences. The change in the election outcome shows the reader that something as seemingly mundane as a single butterfly death...

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    The election change suggests that American society has pulled a complete 180 degree turn around. In the beginning of the story, the reader is told that Keith has been elected President of the...

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    Eckels is a pompous blowhard. That might be not be technical enough, but it is how I would describe him. Perhaps a better character description of Eckels would be to describe him as an arrogant...

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    Eckels is a nervous man. Eckels is a big game hunter. He hires Time Safari, Inc. to take him back to the days of the dinosaurs so he can shoot a Tyrannosaurus Rex. However, Eckels is a bit of a...

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    The elements of plot are exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Exposition The exposition of a story is where the basic premise is introduced. We meet the characters,...

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    The story starts off by introducing readers to a man named Eckels. He has signed up to go back in time to hunt, and the company taking him is Time Safari Inc. Eckels is a bit of an overconfident,...

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    The title is a phrase taken from the narrative of Bradbury's short story; it is used twice. The first time it is a description of the footsteps of the Tyrannosaurus Rex that Eckels has contracted...

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    You can predict the ending based on the comments about changing the future and the discussion of who is president. You can make a prediction that the men are going to change the future from the...

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    The sign tells customers that they can go to any time period and shoot any animal. The story takes place at some point in the future where the technology exists to travel through time. In addition...

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    In "A Sound of Thunder," which is set in the future, a man named Eckels pays $10,000 to go on a safari that takes him and others back in time to hunt a T-Rex. Anyone who goes on such a safari can...

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    Eckels does not want to kill the dinosaur because it looks too big to kill. Eckels hires Time Travel Safari, Inc. to take him into prehistoric times to kill a dinosaur. Eckels is an experienced...

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    "A Sound of Thunder" describes the misadventure of a rich big-game hunter, Eckels, who has paid for a "time safari" - a trip to the distant past using a time machine, in order to hunt animals that...

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    The text does not state why Travis or any of the other Time Safari Inc. employees work for the company. It is up to the reader to come up with some possible reasons. One of my reasons for why...

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    The men wear oxygen helmets so that they do not introduce modern germs into the ancient air. When the men visit the past with Time Safari, Inc., they have to be very careful not to affect the...

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    Eckels does retrieve the bullets from the Tyrannosaurus Rex, but he does go off the path. Travis had warned him repeatedly not to go off the path. Even the slightest disturbance in the past could...

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    It sounds like your teacher simply wants your opinion. You can answer the question honestly, but do remember that when a teacher asks this kind of question, he or she is really wanting you to...

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    Eckels jokingly aims his rifle early and is scolded by Travis. The hunters who hire Time Safari’s services are warned not to shoot anything except the dinosaur they have been assigned. Time...

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    "A Sound of Thunder" takes place in three distinct settings. When the story begins, the action is occurring in the office of Time Safari, Inc., at the present time, after a very significant...

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