Of Eckles In Ray Bradbury's Short Story 'A Sound Of Thunder'

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In the Story A Sound of Thunder, Ray Bradbury I believe Eckles did deserve what happened to him at the end of the story, because he did not follow one of the two simple rules and and changed history. At the beginning of this short story the hunters were told to stay on the path because they might dispatch an animal that was significant to the future this was stated when Travis says, “Stay on the Path. Don’t go off it. I repeat. Don’t go off. For any reason. If you fall off, there’s a penalty...We don't want to change the Future. We don't belong here in the Past...Not knowing it, we might kill an important animal, a small bird, a roach, a flower even, thus destroying an important link in a growing species."(3) When Eckles fails to shoot the dinosaur he is told to go back to the time machine and hide, but he does not listen and runs of the path. When Travis finds out he becomes furious this expression was shown when he was yelling at Lesperance "Stay out of this!his fool nearly killed us. But it isn't that so much, no.…show more content…
Look at them! He ran off the Path. That ruins us! We'll forfeit! Thousands of dollars of insurance! We guarantee no one leaves the Path. He left it. Oh, the fool! I'll have to report to the government. They might revoke our license to travel. Who knows what he's done to Time, to History!”(9). After Travis, Eckels and the other hunters return to the present, they soon find out that the future is not the same and it has been changed. For example the new president was Deutscher, a chemical taint to the air, and the sign reading “TYME SEFARI INC.SEFARIS TU ANY YEER EN THE PAST.YU NAIM THE ANIMALL.WEE TAEK YU THAIR.YU SHOOT ITT.” While Eckles is trying to consume all the changes that occurred in history, and what possibly caused this effect he picks at the mud on the bottom of his shoe just to find a green, gold, and black dead
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