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October 12, 2018.     Category: Science.   No Comments.

“The Butterfly Effect”

 

“‘Can’t we take itback, can’t we make alive it again? Can’t we start over? Can’t we—’” (Bradbury 236). As much as Eckels begs to travel back to put the butterfly back to time, it is impossible. Bradbury weaves the theme of the Butterfly Effect, which is when a small difference can have an enormous impact on future events throughout A Sound of Thunder.

This science fiction tells a story in 2055, the protagonist and a group of hunters travelled back to the Jurassic Period to hunt animals. Hunters have to follow this rule that they can only shoot animals that will no longer live because “by stepping on one single mouse, So the cave man starves. And the cave man……is an entire future nation. From his loins would have sprung ten sons. From their loins one hundred sons, and thus onward to a civilization. Destroy this one man, and you destroy a onward to a civilization. Destroy this one man, and you Destroy a race, a people, an entire history of life” (226). As a result, Lesperance tracked all the animals through their entire existence, and when he “find one that is going to die…[he] note the exact hour, minute, and second. [he] shoot a paint bomb” (228). This shows that when the group travelled back in time they can only shoot dinosaurs that are marked. From this cautious behavior, the readers can see that while travelling back in time, it is very important to make sure nothing has changed since even a minor difference in the past can lead to huge disaster in the far future.

Even the team leader told Eckels that a small mistake would make a huge difference in the future, he does not believe what he said but Eckels was wrong. This relates to the climax of the story, the protagonist went off the path and killed a butterfly. At first he thought killing a little thing like a butterfly could not be that important but after he went back to the future he found that everything was different. When the protagonist went back to the future “But the immediate thing was the sign painted on the office wall…Somehow, the sign had changed” (235). This demonstrates that the protagonist realized that the future changed by a terrible way: the president changed to an awful person instead of the original one. Throughout the story, the author repeated using different phrases that the past must not be changed and he illustrated this by Eckels’ mistake.

A minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier can cause a tornado, killing a small animal by mistake during a time travel can turn the future around. “Butterfly Effect” is the defining theme of The Sound of Thunder. In this story, Bradbury developed his plots and characters around the theme to convey the idea that no one should ever overlook the importance of any small events as they can be the causes of a crisis.

September 19, 2018. Tags: , , , .    Category: Humanities.   No Comments.

4 Reasons To Become A HUMANIST!

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Characterisation of The Scar

Nuyer is hated by her entire family, she must have done something horrible…In Amy Tan’s “The Scar”,Nuyer came back home because her mother is sick. She is not liked in her family but She still loves her mother  even though her mother treats her so badly.

 

According to the text, the protagonist Nuyer is repugnant by her family: “quickly looked away and did not call her name or offer her tea. And old servant hurried away with a displeased look” (Tan 3). When the mother visited the house, everyone from the house including the narrator’s auntie and even the servant of the house hurried away with a displeased look. That is a disrespectful action in Chinese culture. The actions of everyone show that the mother is not liked in the house and she must have done something bad to deserve their hatred. The text states, “I saw my mother on the other side of the room…And then I saw her pull up her sleeve and put out a knife. She put this knife on the softest part of her arm…my mother cut a piece of meat from her arm. Tears poured from her face and bool spilled to the floor. My mother took her fresh and put it in the soup” (5). The narrator describes seeing her mother in her dream. The mother in the dream is described as willing to give away everything including her own meat to save her mother (grandmother). The descriptions imply that the mother still loves grandmother and still wishes the grandmother to be well despite the fact that all the family members hate her.

Nuyer in Amy Tan’s story is so similar yet so different from how I would describe myself. Whenever I enter my house, I am welcomed by all of my family members including my sisters, brother, parents, grandparents, and even my pets. The moment I walk through my door, my dog magically knows I have entered the house and comes to greet me and so do my other pets. On the other hand, I do feel sorry for Nuyer because she is not liked in her family, unlike me. However, we do have one similarity which is that I also love my family, although they could sometimes be annoying. Nuyer loves her family even though most of the members strongly dislike her.

Image Citation:“The Joy Luck Club: A Novel: Amy Tan: 9780143038092: Amazon.com: Books.” Amazon, Amazon, 2018, www.amazon.com/Joy-Luck-Club-Novel/dp/0143038095.

August 27, 2018. Tags: , , , , , .    Category: Humanities.   1 Comment.

Finding conflict on the river

This found poem above was taken from page four in the story the Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant by W.D.Wetherell. The story shows the protagonist struggling with an Internal conflict. The rising action shows the author frustrating with choosing the biggest bass he had ever seen or the young love with Sheila.In the climax of the story, the protagonist chooses Sheila and set the big bass free. At the end of the story, the author shows that before moths over,the spell which Sheila cast over the author was gone,  but he was haunted by that lost bass’s memory all summer.He will never made the same  mistake again. The Internal conflict in the story propelled the action forward.The reason is that the protagonist was forced by the Internal conflict to make a decision of choosing Sheila. So then the author came to realized the truth.

 

August 19, 2018. Tags: , , , , .    Category: Humanities.   No Comments.