Analysis Of Ray Bradbury's 'A Sound Of Thunder'

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Consequences Most of us love the idea of going back in time to fix something we did wrong in the past. Even better is the idea of having a time machine which would travel in the future. Technology nowadays is developing extremely fast so maybe in the near future people can develop a time machine where we can travel in time. If that happens some would just go back for entertainment and some for fixing mistakes. Nevertheless, going back in time maybe would cause problems in the history, because not everyone would know how to use it properly as it is required. The story “A sound of thunder” by Ray Bradbury, predicts how the future would be if there was a time machine and how people who would be able to go back in time would make actions that…show more content…
The story begins with a hunter and a wealthy man called Eckel. First, he entered in this company and saw a sign saying “Time Safari, INC. Safaris to any year in the past. You name the animal. We take you there. You shoot it” (Bradbury, pg.1). Thus, the company made it possible for hunters to travel but it guaranteed nothing. “We guarantee nothing, except the dinosaurs” (Bradbury, pg.1). However, Eckel decided to pay the check of ten thousand dollars even after these words that he heard. The official explained to him that he will have to follow the instructions to whatever his instructor, Travis, asks to do and if Eckel does not do this he has to pay another ten thousand dollars. “If he says no shooting, no shooting. If you disobey instructions, there's a stiff penalty of another ten thousand dollars, plus possible government action, on your return” (Bradbury, pg.1). Nonetheless, after these advices he decided to do this and thought about how unbelievable this is. Before a day that he went in this company, everyone’s favorite president, Keith, won the elections against Deutcher the most hated president. Eckel now was happy and casually was discussing this with the men behind the desk, sharing the happiness together. “Thank God Keith won. He will make a fine President of the United States. Yes, we’re lucky- said the man behind the desk” (Bradbury, pg.1). Thus, after a small talk with this man he joined Travis and they got into the time machine ready to travel back six million years together with other three men, Travis’s assistant Lesperance, and two other hunters. Moreover, after nights and days passed traveling finally they arrived to such an ancient time. Travis repeated one more time to be careful, not fall of the path, and to not shoot any animal that Travis does
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