Essay Comparing The Giver And A Sound Of Thunder

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Dragons, witches, princesses, and knights. These are the imaginary friends in so many children's lives. For young adults, those fairy tale characters give way to darker characters and more realistic situations. However, what do they all have in common? They live in stories. Two stories that are interesting are The Giver by Lois Lowry and "A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury. Jonas in The Giver gets picked for a special task that requires pain beyond what they all have experienced. Eckels gets to hunt down a T. Rex and ends up facing a task he cannot handle and must deal with the consequences. While some obvious similarities do exist, both authors approach these stories, specifically with the characters, tone and point of view in similar and different ways. The main character of both stories are similar because they both were terrified of a great thing. In The Giver, Jonas learns what war is and is…show more content…
In The Giver, the author wrote some of the story being optimistic. The author ended the story with a mysterious ending. Jonas had gone far with a little kid named Gabriel and had arrived at a place at the bottom of a snow hill. At this place Jonas "heard people singing... but perhaps it was only an echo" (Lowry). The author left the reader with hope and to decide how it ended for us. It shows no clear ending, but the reader can be hopeful and imagine a nice ending. Having concluded that, in "A Sound of Thunder" the tone is straightforward. The characters had just killed the dinosaur and were headed to the present. The characters "let themselves be led among the metal Path. They sank wearily into the Machine cushions" (Bradbury). The author has no opinion in this story. The story was made with no preferences. The writer does not any intention of leaning towards one side of an opinion. All in all, while these stories have similarities in tone, they also have
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