In class, we had read a book called “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury. It is about the main character Eckles going back to the past and changed the future by making a small change. The main theme of the story is small changes have big effects, both Eckles and I have the same experience about it.
In the story the main character is named Eckles. He wanted to go travel back to the past and shoot dinosaurs. He found his teammates, and they warned him to follow the rule, and not to go off the path. He was very confident because he had shoot many large animals before. But when he saw the dinosaur, he was very scared. ““I’ve hunted tiger, wild boar, buffalo, elephant, but now, this is it,” said Eckles. “I’m shaking like a kid.” “(Bradbury, Line 223) He was so scared that he wanted to leave right away. ““Yes.” Eckles seemed to be numb. He looked at his feet as if trying to make them move. He gave a grunt of helplessness. “(Bradbury, Line 288) But he went the wrong way, and stepped off the pass and killed a butterfly. But at last the others shot the dinosaur, and they hurried back to the machine not wanting to take Eckles with them. When they went back, Eckles thought is finally all over, but he found out that the world had changed. ““No, it can’t be. Not a little thing like that. No!”” (Bradbury, Line 448) He fall to the ground, and finally got killed.
When I was small, I was a girl that was kind of crazy and like to show around. And the reason that I changed, is because I have a sister that is older that me, and she was quiet. Starting from on day, she can’t stay still seeing me going around, so she stops me from doing those things. I was scared of my sister, so I stopped. A characteristic is not something that is easy to change, so this keeps on repeating for a long time. And slowly I started to stop. So the craziness I had was gone, and I became quiet. I’m not really sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but I think this is an example for a small change of a big thing, which is somehow similar to Eckles.
Overall, the theme of the story is that small changes can make a big difference, and both of our experiences prove the idea.