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A Sound Of Thunder Characters

What are the roles of the characters in "A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury?

The characters whose roles I am looking for are: Mr. Travis, Eckels, and Lesperance.

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In "A Sound of Thunder," Mr. Travis is an employee of Time Safari Inc. He is a safari guide, tasked with telling people what they can shoot and when to take the shot. It is also his responsibility to ensure that people follow his instructions to the letter because if they do not, they risk permanently altering the course of the future.  

As the safari guide, Mr. Travis is helped by his assistant, Lesperance. It is his role to track the dinosaur through "its entire existence" so that he can work out the exact time and place of its death. He uses this information to ensure that the safari hunters meet the dinosaur just prior to death—the only time they can take their shot. 

Eckels is a character who pays to go on safari with Time Safari...

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