A Sound of Thunder

 

In the story A Sound of Thunder, it gives us lessons that there is a reason why others do not allow you to do certain things and that not following an important rule would lead to a serious consequence.

 

Other people restrict you from doing certain actions for a reason. In the story, the Safari leader Travis repeatedly reminds Eckels and other teammates not to step outside the path since it might affect the future in many ways: “Don’t touch so much as one grass blade… Its purpose is to keep you from touching this world of the Past in any way” (Bradbury 225). Travis said this in order to bring everyone on the trip safely back. It is evident that ignoring this advice and stepping outside the path would be foolish since certain consequences would follow for sure. This shows Travis is a careful and remindful person. With Travis being so careful and remindful, it stopped the future world from changing more than what actually happened. This relates to Eckels’ foolishness.Disobeying important rules precedents a serious punishment or a penalty.During and before the trip Travis repetitively reminded Eckels of the possible risks and punishments of violating some important rules, “’They might change everything… I’m warning you, Eckels, I might kill you yet!’” (234). Despite the endless reminders of Travis, Eckels broke a crucial rule, eventually killing a butterfly, that lead into a big change in the future. Eckels was very terrified after seeing all the change he has made because like I did too, he would not have ever thought about “Not a little thing like that! Not a butterfly!” (236) could have adjusted the future that much.This action done by Eckels lead to the change in the future such as the language used. This all happened because of Eckels that lacked good judgement.

 

In conclusion, in the story A Sound of Thunder, it gives us lessons of why others do not permit you to do certain things and that not following an important rule leads to a serious consequence.

 

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“A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury Short Story Bundle.” Teachers Pay Teachers, www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Sound-of-Thunder-by-Ray-Bradbury-Short-Story-Bundle-68474