Eckles In Ray Bradbury's The Sound Of Thunder

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A hunter can always have a thrill hunting big game. Although he has great joy in doing so, he can have the adrenaline rush of a lifetime when they can travel through time to hunt any desirable game. The hunter must know that he can change little, insignificant object, but it can lead to an astronomical change in the timeline. The Ray Bradbury’s short story, “The Sound of Thunder,” the main character, Eckles, is murdered because of his own stupidity, the accumulated anger of his safari guide, and the effects he causes in this alternate timeline he arrived in. When Eckles pays top dollar for the safari, he expected a light dinosaur hunt, but what he gets in return is more than he bargained for. First, Eckles learns about the ‘Butterfly…show more content…
The anger originated from many factors, one of which is the fact that Eckles would not stay calm and quiet while the group was trying to sneak up on the dinosaur. It was like telling a baby not to cry in a haunted house. Another contribution is the fact that Eckles did not stay on the path and arrived back at the time machine with mud on his boots. These factors are all created because of one last reason. Thirdly, Eckles died by his own stupidity. He was a mouse getting cheese from a snap trap. He was stupid enough to talk when the group was trying to, stealthily, sneak up to a dinosaur, and he also did not help the group when they were in trouble. Although he was specifically instructed to stay on a certain path, his stupidity made him stray from it. All of these factors, though they were underscored to avoid, lead up to the death of a man. In conclusion, time travel can bring great consequences if done carelessly. As shown in the story, man must always be cautious when he time travels, for the butterfly effect can have disastrous results. Eckels may have survived the safari if he were more knowledgeable about himself and his personality, for he is a man who believes he can pay his way through life. Be cautious about the insignificant events that occur now. Those events may lead to greater ones ever
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