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A Sound Of Thunder Analysis

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A Sound of Thunder; Story Elements Review
The following assignment was completed based off of the short story A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury.
Point of View
The point of view of a story is the perspective from which a story is told. In the short story, A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury, the point of view is third person limited, from the perspective of Eckels. From this point of view, the reader learns that in third person limited the narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one character. All characters are described using pronouns, such as 'they', 'he', and 'she'. But, one character is closely followed throughout the story, and it is typically a main character. In other words, third person limited is much like when a video camera is placed over the shoulder of a character and the camera follows that person closely throughout a film. The reader sticks with that person and are privy to his or her thoughts and feelings while still seeing everything and everyone around him or her in each scene. Protagonist
The protagonist of a story is character whom the story is centered around. This character has a desire or a goal to obtain and this character faces conflicts which get in the way of the protagonists desires. In the short story, A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury, the protagonist is, basically, an argument than can be made of the environment being the protagonist in Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder," and Eckels is the antagonist. Eckels is the
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