A Sound Of Thunder Foreshadowing Analysis

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Although both Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park, and Ray Bradbury, author of A Sound of Thunder, use foreshadowing, A Sound of Thunder creates more suspense for readers. Both are excellent, but Bradbury uses outstanding diction to emphasize the importance of certain events in the plot. While the pair of stories are equally well written, A Sound of Thunder uses it's foreshadowing to allure readers into continuing the short story.
In A Sound of Thunder, there are many instances of suspenseful foreshadowing. One of the first is when the main character, Eckles, asks if the "safari guarantee[s that] I [will] come back alive" (Bradbury). Eckles is apprehensive about going on the safari and he asks the question bluntly, allowing readers to inquire if he really will come back alive. As it turns out, he does return home, but he doesn’t survive the end of the story. In the midst of the story, another character named Travis repeatedly reminds Eckles to "stay on the path... don’t go off for any reason" (Bradbury). With this statement, it is obvious to readers that Eckles will step off of the path. Even thought the fact is well known, many readers don’t comprehend what will happen if Eckles does not follow orders. Among other examples, this …show more content…

Bobbie Carter, the doctor tending to the man, said that his wound "look[ed] like a maul" rather than the explanation that was given (Crichton). This causes readers to query if the man's fatal injuries were actually brought about by a construction accident. Im another part of the book, a girl named Tina Bowman discovers a new species of "lizard". Her point of view ends with the lizard "scrambl[ing] up her arm, towards her face" (Crichton). The cliffhanger creates suspense for the reader, because what occurs next is unknown. The way that this is written makes people wonder what happened and if it is crucial to the

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