Many things are challenging the main characters. These two are trying their hardest to accomplish what they have been trying to get through. The settings have both similarities and differences. The settings are both very deadly and dangerous. In “The Sound of Thunder” it takes place in the prehistoric jungle, but in “Being Prey” it takes place in present day, marshy area.
These stories have similarities and differences of the main characters and their circumstances that led them into a deadly situation. The setting shows numerous examples of similarities and differences between each of the stories “A Sound of Thunder” and “Being Prey.” For example, in “A Sound of Thunder” it takes place in a prehistoric jungle and in “Being Prey” takes place in present day marsh. Each of the stories in the setting are untouched by humans which means no humans have ever stepped foot there. Although the stories both have a predator they aren’t the same predator. In “A Sound of Thunder” the predator is a T-Rex in the story it says “A Tyrannosaurus Rex.
The meteor attack was not wholly an incidental event in their world. Instead, its attack was too sudden and inevitable for them to even have enough time to learn to run away from this scary calamity. Well, the blame should go to the dinosaurs as they were not alert to rescue themselves during the critical moment. Photo credit: archeology.net The second theory is that the dinosaurs were hit hard by an extremely cold wave during the prehistoric time. At that moment, our earth
James Hurst uses personification, foreshadowing, and diction to express a serious, grim mood. Personification is used to give character and spirit to the different weather elements in the story. Hurst uses words like “playing” and “roaring” to describe lightning and thunder in a storm, making it sound chaotic. According to his representation of how the lightning moved through the sky, the narrator and Doodle didn’t think that the lightning was frightening when they first saw it. Another verb that is used to add on to the feeling of chaos is “hiding”, as the thunder does to the sounds of the ocean, since in order to completely conceal something a sound would have to be extremely loud.
ECTOTHERMY OR ENDOTHERMY? Before taking, any side of the discussion one has to keep in mind that the dinosaurs existed in a world very different from ours. The Triassic period was hot and dry, much in contrast to the Jurassic and Cretaceous period, which was hot, humid and balmy with rainforest-like characteristics prevailing, even the mountain peaks are said to be hot. Many scientists hold this as an argument for cold-blooded as high temperature would have favoured ectothermy. However, those who believe that mountains and higher latitudes had ice covers, and dinosaur fossils have been found there, says it is impossible for an ectotherms to survive in such cold climate.
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.
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.
The photo became an icon of the Dust Bowl; showing a farmer and his two sons during a dust storm in Oklahoma. Very different from Lange’s method of documentary photography, Rothstein would be a director, recreating a dust storm. Photographing during a dust storm is not only dangerous but nearly impossible due to the low visibility. By staging the scene Rothstein is able to capture the impact of these storms on the land and people in safe conditions of low winds and high visibility. By asking people to reenact what they would have otherwise done in such a circumstance he is able to capture the unpredictability of these storms which caused immediate fear and
In Chapter 10, Carroll goes over one location example, Wyoming, one tree example and two animal examples, the codfish and bighorn ram. I will first start with the state of Wyoming. Carroll starts by uses Wyoming and the fossils found on the site to make his theory that the “fittest” is only conditional. Wyoming is a droughty state where the climate makes water evaporate fast. Today it is hard to imagine that Wyoming was once a tropical forest.
Ray Bradbury’s short story, There Will Come Soft Rains, has elements of destruction, and what the future holds for mankind. It tells the story of a self operating house that carries out its day to day duties as , after a nuclear holocaust has occurred. In addition to this short story Rad Bradbury includes a poem by the same name written by Sarah Teasdale’s. While these two pieces of literature resemble each other in many ways, they also differentiate in just as many. The two stories contrast in each other in very interesting ways.
A harsh cold reality on climate change is exposed to an unbelieving world in Mike Pearl’s “Phoenix will be almost unlivable by 2050, thanks to climate change” article. Mike pearl is a journalist for Vice Magazine in 2017, a rocky year after the election of presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, in a less than stable political climate. As well as a less than stable living climate. According to Mike Pearl, temperatures in Phoenix, Arizona, may be unlivable by 2050 due to climate change. His article is more than effective, as it’s extremely terrifying as he stresses the importance of what this will mean with pathos, logos and ethos.