The conflicts in A Sound of Thunder and Being Prey are similar and different in many diverse ways. As a similarity, both stories have their protagonist face and external conflict involving large predators. In A Sound of Thunder it said, “A Tyrannosaurus Rex” this was the predator the protagonist wanted to hunt. Now as another similarity the protagonists both have similar both have internal conflicts,
The novel is set in the “tired old town” of Maycomb, Alabama (Lee 6). The fictitious town grew inward and was “an island in a patchwork sea of cottonfields and timberlands” (Lee 174). When it rained, the streets became red slop, grass grew on the sidewalk, and the courthouse subsided in the town square (Lee 6). Stores encompassed the courthouse square, and large Chilean pines abounded every corner of it. (Lee 200).
Travis believes that killing even one mouse would change the future (Bradbury 140). Eckles, however, needed to be convinced. Travis explained that if one mouse died, all the future generations of that mouse would die, which would lead to all the animals who ate those mice to possibly die as well (Bradbury 140). Travis was successful in convincing Eckles, however, when the meet the dinosaur Eckles loses control of his actions and leaves the path. When the others discover that Eckles left the path, they hope all he did was kick up some dirt.
In “A Sound of Thunder,” the descriptive language focuses on the actions. “Like a stone idol, like a mountain avalanche, Tyrannosaurus fell. Thundering, it clutched trees, pulled them with it. It wrenched and tore the metal Path. The men flung themselves back and away.
Then the mountain lion makes a move and attacks. The two dogs and the mountain lion fight. But then Billy sees Little Ann has a deep and painful wound to the shoulder. He rushes in with his axe. Billy gets knocked to the ground, the lion is about to pounce.
This reinforces the idea that Grendel’s mother is also a monster, since put in the same position as the prior one. The two monsters, Grendel and his mother are also associated with the night as a time for action. This reinforces their animal-like behavior, and the monstrosity of their actions because they are not giving fair warning to the humans. The monstrosity of Grendel is also seen through his savagery when killing the men. He is carnivorous and feeds on human flesh.
In the story The Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury, a theme that arises is that every action has a consequence. Three solid consequences in this story is the risk that they could die, a big fee if you go off the path, as well as a large fee for just going on the safari, and we have become illiterate. To begin, when Eckles asks "Does this safari guarantee I come back alive?" The official says that they guarantee nothing. The consequence of going on this safari is that they could end up wounded, dead, or even destroying the planet in some way.
The Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury is a futuristic science fiction short story about a hunter named Eckles, he visits the Time Safari, a company that sends you to the past. Eckles travels back in time with a group of three to shoot and kill a prehistoric dinosaur. Nethergrave is about a young boy named Jeremy, who plays sports, and has a group of internet friends. Later, Jeremy is faced with a decision whether to stay in the real world, or leave it for the virtual introduced by a great being. This critical response will be comparing, and contrasting both stories by making points such as, how the stories fit into the science fiction genre, the characterization between Eckles and Jeremy, the theme/message of the stories, dialogue, and writing style.
“A Sound of Thunder” tells a story about a man named Eckels, who was willing to pay a company a certain amount of money to travel back to the past and hunt a particular animal, in that period of time. This short story explains the thrilling adventure that Eckels encountered in capturing the deadly beast, in this case, a Tyrannosaurus and the aftermath of his actions. In this short science-fiction story, Bradbury captures the relationship between the past, present and future and highlights the future tragedy that society creates for neglecting several cautions mentioned in the present.
This could be why the monster keeps coming back to the lighthouse at night. “It was a cold night, as I said; the high tower was cold, the light coming and going, and the Fog Horn calling and calling through the raveling mist.” (Bradbury, 2) This could possibly explain why the monster keeps coming back to the lighthouse. It could be that sound that the foghorn makes and the monster could think that it is a mating call.
Competition is fierce in the Everglades. The playing field is filled with native species, hungry for a win. A beautiful door is opened, and majestic Burmese Pythons slither in. These Burmese Pythons take over with their huge appetites and sharp teeth. These eating machines don’t provide a benefit to the Everglades, instead, they harm the ecosystem.
They don’t belong in Florida, and they are taking over the Everglades. The presence of the invasive Burmese pythons, has a negative impact on the population of other animals in the Everglades. Burmese pythons have beautiful scales. They are also huge. Burmese pythons can grow up to twenty-three feet, and two hundred pounds.
“Surviving in the Extreme” What does it take to survive in an extreme environment? To survive in an extreme you need to be brave, hopeful, and intelligent. In the “Story of Keesh” and “The Life of Pi” they are pushed to their limits to survive in the extreme circumstances and survive in the unknown territories. To start with, in “The Story of Keesh” by Jack London, Keesh faces danger to supply food for himself and the village. ”The killing of a polar bear is very dangerous,but thrice dangerous it is,and three times thrice,to kill a mother bear with her cubs.
People of the everglades is in danger for the hunters may think they are pythons to and shoot them to. How would you feel if you were living in the Florida everglades with the rapid growing carnivore? To conclude, the hunting pets and the danger of the everglades have went to extreme. The hunters have went too far with these animals.
An individual will surely change his/her perspective on how to see things and the way they approach it when they tried to put themselves on someone’s shoes. In this story “The Most Dangerous Game,” written by Richard Connell, the character Sanger Rainsford experienced to be hunted instead of his regular state of being a hunter. Throughout the story, he experienced how scary it was when his life is on the line. For example, what animals are experience when he’s hunting them. As the US Army saying “No Pain, No Gain”, the character of Sanger Rainsford needed to feel and experience the pain of terror and fear in order for him to conquer this game of man vs. man.