A Sound Of Thunder Rhetorical Analysis

865 Words4 Pages
Life is a never ending game, each situation is a new level. In order to be successful in life, you must follow the rules or else there will be consequences. Ray Bradbury’s, “A Sound Of Thunder” is about a company called Time Safari INC. which allows people to travel back into time and go on a hunting safari. Eckels, a man who is about to embark on this safari journey seems a bit odd from the beginning. Time Safari INC, has extremely specific rules and once you break one of these rules, your life will be on the line. ‘A Sound of Thunder” is a story that teaches you one of the main lessons in life, to play by the rules. In “A Sound of Thunder” Ray Bradbury uses many things to express the theme, in particular, he uses a variation of short and…show more content…
Another theory how Ray Bradbury expresses the theme to follow the rules is by using repetition. “Repetition is the simple repeating of a word, within a sentence or a poetical line, with no particular placement of the words, in order to secure emphasis,” Literarydevices.net. When somebody reads a story and a word, phrase, or sentence comes up multiple times in the story is makes the reader stop and think about why this particular thing keeps on coming up. Does it have an important meaning to one of the characters? Will something important occur that will change the story? In everyday life when some of the same things happen to you all the time you begin to think that this “thing: has importance to you and your life. In the story the mentioning of “A Path” comes up multiple times on a page. As you read you begin to think if something will happen regarding this path. An example of this is that on page 3 this idea of following the path come up twice. “That is the path laid by Time Safari for your use.” and “Stay on the Path, Never step off!” This last quote makes you think about what will happen if you do indeed step off. Travis, one of the safari leaders explains to all the safaris, including Eckels, the dangers of being foolish. If someone harmed or change the past in a way that would impact present day and the future there would be severe consequences. In life, rules are set and meant not to break, yet so many people do so and are asking for the punishment. This is the second…show more content…
First, he used a variation of sentences to make the reader pause and think of what will happen next which emphasizes the theme more. And also, Bradbury uses repetition to allow the reader to begin to think that a certain phrase has a deeper meaning that what you think. This story has a strong meaning that everyone should learn and follow by to have a
Open Document