Compare And Contrast Sound Of Thunder And Nethergrave

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Critical Essay: The Sound of Thunder vs Nethergrave The Sound of Thunder by Bradbury and the Nethergrave by Skurzynski were to different stories written by two outstanding authors. Both books go into depth about how scientific technology have so much influence in changing lives of individuals and the people around them. These to compelling stories are different but yet so some similarities that will keep you interested. In the Sound of Thunder, we are introduced to a guy name Eckels who has to deal with the consequences which he brought on himself when he decided to try a new technological that he wasn’t really ready for. In the Nethergrave Jeremy is a young guy who feels lost and abandon in the real world so he enters a virtual world that …show more content…

This story also gave a good description on what Eckles sees when he first set sight on the time machine. “Eckles glanced across the vast office at a mass and tangle, a snaking ad humming of wires and steel boxes, at an aurora that flickered now orange, now silver, now blue. The sound was a sound like a gigantic gunfire burning all of the time, all the years and all the parchment calendars, all the hours piled high and set aflame” (288). This story is one that would keep you wondering what if man really created an invention that can take you back in time how would the world be today. If we had man like Eckels who use a time machine to travel back and hunt dinosaurs for their own game and chicken out and causing a lot of errors that had life threating consequences that change the future, then we would know the world wouldn’t be a better place. It’s a shame that we have to live with some of the mistakes we made, poor Eckle had to lose his life because of a mistake he made. Even though some mistakes seem harmless and small at the time you never know what effect it may have in the …show more content…

Jeremy is a young boy who stands out as an outsider in the real world, a world that he feels uncomfortable, not like and abandoned by his father. This story is so much like today, when kids are bullied in the real world and the only way they can escape is by making friends with people online because you can be who you want to be and make as many mistakes as you want without being judge. What bother me mostly about his story is that this young boy is being tease and bullied because he different and he has nobody to turn to. Jeremy can’t go to his father because he hasn’t seen him since him and his mother divorce, afraid to tell his mother because he doesn’t want her to worry about him. I believe that if virtual reality could really take you to a place where you could hide and run away we wouldn’t have many people on this

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