What's the point of view in "A Sound of Thunder?"

The point of view used by the narrator in "A Sound of Thunder" is third-person limited. This means that the narrator is not a participant in the story's events and that the narrator only describes the thoughts and feelings of one character. In this story, that character is the hunter, Eckels.

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The point of view of any story is the perspective from which it is told. In Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder," we are told the story from the perspective of Eckels, in a "third-person limited" fashion.

When a story is told from third-person limited perspective, the narrator is only privy to the feelings of thoughts of a specific character. Such a story will close follow the activities of one central character, who in this case is Eckels, who is heading back in time to embark on a dinosaur hunt.

We can tell that this story is written in third-person point of view because the people in the story are referred to using third-person pronouns like "they," "he," and "she." The difference between limited and omniscient perspective is that with the former, we can only see events from one character's perspective. In the omniscient perspective, the narrator is privy to the innermost feelings and thoughts of each character.

The fact that Eckels's thoughts are revealed to the reader from time to time...

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