Compare And Contrast A Sound Of Thunder And Being Prey

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Have you ever been in a dangerous situation? One that has you on the line of life and death? The protagonists in the stories, “A Sound of Thunder” and “Being Prey” have. They get into trouble through their decisions, who they are, and where they are. They learn a lesson the hard way that will change their lives forever. Both stories, “A Sound of Thunder” and “Being Prey” are in deadly settings, which cause dangerous situations for the main characters. Both face a predator at the location they’re at. In “A Sound of Thunder” Eckels faces a dinosaur and in “Being Prey”, Plumwood faces a crocodile. Both places are natural places. Neither one has been touched by humans. Both of the settings were visited by present-day people. Eckels visits from the future, he…show more content…
On page 81 in “A Sound of Thunder” it says, “’That… is the jungle of sixty million two thousand fifty-five years before President Keith’”. Plumwood was there. It was a present day setting. The settings are slightly different though. Eckels is in a prehistoric jungle “They sat in the ancient wilderness. Far birds' cries blew on a wind, and the smell of tar and an old salt sea, moist grasses, and flowers the color of blood. “, while Plumwood is on a present-day marsh.In “A Sound of Thunder”, the hunters have to stand on this path or they can change the future. "’And that,’ he said, ‘is the Path, laid by Time Safari for your use, It floats six inches above the earth. Doesn't touch so much as one grass blade, flower, or tree. It's an anti-gravity metal.’” Plumwood was in a present day national park. She said that the setting was “..paperbark wetlands are especially stunning, as the water lilies weave white, pink, and blue patterns of dreamlike beauty over the shining thunderclouds
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