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Imagery In A Sound Of Thunder By Ray Bradbury

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In the short story “A Sound of Thunder” Ray Bradbury tells the story about Eckles, a man wanting to time travel back to the Mesozoic Era, the age of the dinosaurs. He wants to hunt the gigantic Tyrannosaurus Rex. Throughout the story Ray Bradbury uses imagery to broaden the plot and divulge the theme. The imagery helps set up all the intricate details our author deems important.The author provides us with enough imagery to develop the characters and foreshadow the plot.
Throughout the story Ray Bradbury's imagery involves us in the plot. Our author provides us with “The Machine howled. Time was a film run backward. Suns fled, and ten million moons fled around them.” (73) He makes it seem like we were actually traveling with Eckles to the Mesozoic era. When Eckles encountered the Tyrannosaurus Rex he was astonished by the “...great oiled, resilient, striding legs… [that] towered over thirty feet above half the trees…”(77) The author puts us in Eckles’ position making us see the monster right before our eyes. The major point in the plot was when Eckles contravened the most important rule “Eckles, not looking back, walked blindly to the edge of the path, his gun limp in his arms, stepped off the path, and walked, not knowing it, in the jungle.” (78) The imagery and the details the author contributes helps us perceive the crucial points in plot.
When reading the story we have pieces of major foreshadowing, they serve as subtle pushes to notion the thrill of the plot. Eckles is
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