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Michael Leung. Mrs. Brooks. Ap Literature And Composition.

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Michael Leung
Mrs. Brooks
AP Literature and Composition
17 January 2017
Senior Symposium: Fiction Report “A Sound of Thunder”-Bradbury
“A Sound of Thunder” June 28, 1952
Ray Bradbury August 22, 1920 - June 5, 2012
Protagonist:
The protagonist is Eckels. He is an adventurer that seeks thrill by going back in time to hunt a Tyrannosaurus. After almost confronting the Tyrannosaurus, he cowers from the hunt and is paralyzed due to fear. He finds that killing such a monstrosity is impossible. Eckels tries to return back to the time machine, but in his daze, he strays from the path that the guide explicitly tells him he must stay on at all times. He wanders onto the grass and manages to step on a butterfly, thus killing it. Due to
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For each mouse that dies, a fox that needs to eat it for survival may die as well and the chain of dependency and dying continues.
Lesperance- He is Travis’ assistant. He studies the animals, specifically their mating patterns, life expectancies, et cetera. He ensures that they only hunt the animals that are about to die and those animals with no future.
Keith- A politician that becomes President of hte United States in the beginning of the story.
Deutscher- A politician that becomes President of the United States after Eckels steps on the butterfly in the past.
Billings and Kramer- They are other hunters that comes along during the trip.
Setting:
“A Sound of Thunder” begins in 2055 in the Time Safaris building, which offers trips back in time to shoot any animal. As the story continues, Eckels and others travel back in time to the prehistoric era where the dinosaurs roam. After altering some points in the past, the group of hunters return back to their own time of 2055 to find that their present has been changed.
Narrator/Point of View:
The narrator is unknown and tells the story from a third-person perspective. Additionally, the narrator has a limited perspective because he/she does not know the inner thoughts of all the characters.
Memorable/Significant Quotes:
“Makes you think, If the election had gone badly yesterday, I might be here now running away from the results. Thank God Keith won. He’ll make a fine President of the United States” ( )- This
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