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A Sound of Thunder

Travis is one of the safari guides, and he presents himself in a way that is reminiscent of a former military man. He doesn't waste time with small talk or pleasantries. He also isn't shy about...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2018 10:14 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2016 11:38 am UTC

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Your question had me stumped for a bit, because I didn't remember Eckels being playful. I did remember him being scarred out of his mind when he finally saw the Tyrannosaurus rex. From that point...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2016 12:39 am UTC

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In this story, the main character, Eckles, and some other men go way back into the past to go hunting for a Tyrannosarus Rex. They have to be extremely careful so as not to do anything that will...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2010 1:35 am UTC

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The hunters in this story are using a time machine to conduct a "time safari" - going into the distant past to hunt animals that are extinct in the contemporary world. However, their mere presence...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2015 11:26 pm UTC

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[Enotes educators do not compose essays. However, we are glad to assist you with suggestions and ideas] 1. "Sound of Thunder": A man named Eckels enters Time Safari, Inc. and signs up to hunt a...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2014 11:31 am UTC

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One primary element which comes out of Bradbury's short story is the idea that there are implications to all of individual actions. By merely falling off of the path, the story reveals drastic...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2010 9:33 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2016 2:45 am UTC

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An epitaph is a brief phrase or saying inscribed on a grave, written to pay tribute to a deceased person. Epitaphs are typically concise commemorative inscriptions that celebrate a deceased...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2019 6:58 pm UTC

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In science fiction stories, time travel is a tricky business. You may want to go back to the past to do something or to fix something. But every action causes a reaction. Every act in the past has...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2016 2:33 pm UTC

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The story tells us that small changes can have significant consequences: if not now then later on. That's why Time Safari Inc have in place a number of rules to prevent their customers from...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019 8:42 am UTC

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"A Sound of Thunder" concerns a group of hunters on a time safari - they use a time machine to travel into the distant past, in order to hunt animals that are extinct in the modern era. In this...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2015 5:10 pm UTC

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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,...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2016 7:00 pm UTC

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On the journey to prehistoric times, Travis warns Eckels of the possible consequences of not following orders to the letter - that there could be dramatic changes in the future. He gives an example...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2013 10:39 pm UTC

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The exposition of a story is the beginning, where the characters and setting are introduced. The climax of a story is the turning point, or the most exciting point. I greatly enjoy this short...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2011 11:32 am UTC

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When Eckels is sent into the past he inadvertently disobeys one of the rules of Time Safari, Inc., the company running the time travel tours. The time travelers are told never to step off of the...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2015 12:19 am UTC

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I don't see the ending of the story as one in which Eckels shoots himself. I don't see this because I see him as primarily denying that his actions could have resulted in a cataclysmic change in...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2012 12:31 pm UTC

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Eckels experiences a change after coming face-to-face with a terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex and accidentally altering the course of human history by stepping on a prehistoric butterfly. At the...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2019 1:36 pm UTC

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Ray Bradbury's short story "A Sound of Thunder" is about time travel. The whole idea behind the story is that time travel has become possible, so companies like the one in the story have turned it...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2015 11:08 pm UTC

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The narrator of "A Sound of Thunder" is third-person limited omniscient. This means that the narrator is not a participant in the events of the story and that he or she knows the thoughts and...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2020 1:29 am UTC

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"A Sound of Thunder" is very different from a modern-day safari trip, hunting trip, fishing trip, etc. in one major way. Modern day vacationers are not capable of traveling back in time. That means...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2018 2:42 pm UTC

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Because of the tirade that Eckels's having stepped off the Path triggers in Travis and the guide's further treatment of him, Eckels must doubt that he will find that he has "done nothing" when he...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2016 6:19 pm UTC

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A time machine takes Eckels and the other four men back to the prehistoric age of the dinosaurs. The men wear oxygen helmets and intercoms and carry rifles as they enter the machine. The time...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2019 4:47 am UTC

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