10)Victor’s dismay for the monster doesn’t mean he shouldn’t take responsibility and take care of his creation. 11) Victor spent plenty of time on the creature and the monster, larger and stronger than Victor petrified Victor which caused him to enter a state of illness caused by fear. 12) A person who lacks an identity such as Victor attempted to create a life which resulted in a hurried project and a scary creature.
He gradually calls a meeting as he sees that the littluns are being driven by fear. He precedes to ask if the beast was actually seen by any of the boys and if it is real like a true leader would. As the littluns talk, they are made fun of by Jack but Ralph still insists on learning what they are afraid of. He understands that if the beast is real he must be able to defend the group from it as he is the leader. Ralph remains to be fair and starts to say, “we’ll have a vote on them; on ghosts I mean; and then go to the shelters because we’re all tired” (90).
In addition to that, Odysseus is less merciful to others who have wronged him while Harry Potter, though he has suffered much, shows great mercy. Odysseus as soon as he comes home tells his son, “ I came to this wild place, directed by Athena, so that we might lay plans to kill our enemies” ( Homer 1080-1082). Odysseus had such vengeance on his mind that he would start planning as soon as he had come home, yet it seemed that he would spare not one of them, no matter how great or little their involvement. Harry Potter, on the other hand, could have hunted down the rest of Voldemort’s followers, but he left them alone to look for forgiveness and what is right. Finally, Odysseus was a great fighter known for his bow and arrow skills while Harry Potter was just a wizard.
On the Cyclopes' island, he was interested in meeting the owner of the cave who had such fine cheeses. However, his men only want to steal the cheese and leave hastily because there was an uneasiness about the cave. Nevertheless, he fixes upon staying and not soon after, the cyclops Polyphemus returns. He and his men are now in peril because of Odysseus' recklessness. The consequence of his decision is that shortly after Polyphemus devours most of his men but this bolsters him to conjure a plan to escape.
Travis believes that killing even one mouse would change the future (Bradbury 140). Eckles, however, needed to be convinced. Travis explained that if one mouse died, all the future generations of that mouse would die, which would lead to all the animals who ate those mice to possibly die as well (Bradbury 140). Travis was successful in convincing Eckles, however, when the meet the dinosaur Eckles loses control of his actions and leaves the path. When the others discover that Eckles left the path, they hope all he did was kick up some dirt.
However, as Polyphemos attacked the ship with rock, Odysseus again made to yell back to the beast. Around him, his crew muttered, “‘Godsake, Captain!/Why bait the beast again? Let him alone!’” (Book 9, Lines 537 - 538) All the crew wanted was to get out safely.
“A Sound of Thunder” tells a story about a man named Eckels, who was willing to pay a company a certain amount of money to travel back to the past and hunt a particular animal, in that period of time. This short story explains the thrilling adventure that Eckels encountered in capturing the deadly beast, in this case, a Tyrannosaurus and the aftermath of his actions. In this short science-fiction story, Bradbury captures the relationship between the past, present and future and highlights the future tragedy that society creates for neglecting several cautions mentioned in the present.
Even the boys who leave Ralph for Jack still feel guilty because they choose to not elect Jack they keep Ralph but then they slowly leave when Ralph doesn’t know. They know Jack is bad yet they still make the conscious decision to abandon Ralph’s leadership. This is point at which they go from boys to savages.
“His cheeks were so hollow and face was so sunken. His mood was so wretched, and his visage was so wasted. His heart was full of sorrow. His features burnt by frost and by sunshine” (George,77). This description not only subverts his former brave and heroic image.
Jack tries to get ralph impeached, he uses his rhetorical skills to twist ralphs words. He tells the group “He’d never have got us meat”, asserting that hunting skills make for effective leader. Jack assigns a high value only to those who he finds useful or agreeable to his views and looks to silence those who do not please him. Another time where jack is manipulating is where he uses the boy’s fear of the beast to control their behavior. Jack creates the idea of the beast and provides just enough evidence of its existence in order for the boys to follow him blindly.
In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Lennie is an outcast. As a kid something happened to Lennie that made him the way he is. George told the boss “‘... He got kicked in the head by a horse when he was a kid’” (Steinbeck, 22)
Later in the book we see how this really affected Johnny because he ended up killing bob, the soc who tried jumping him and ponyboy. If the socs never tried jumping then neither Bob nor Johnny would be dead. I will apply this to my life by always trying to find a better solution. We now know from reading this book that fighting may solve problems but it will create bigger ones. I won’t result to violence no matter how hard it
In the short story “A Sound of Thunder” a man by the name of Eckels pays thousands of dollars to time travel to see dinosaurs. This short story is essentially all about how the different actions people make have special consequences in return. In the story Eckels tends to not listen to what the time travel guide directs him to do which leads to hazardous results. Ray Bradbury is trying to show his audience that you must listen and think before acting on a situation so you do not have a harsh consequence.
In A Sound of Thunder we saw many uses of foreshadowing. The author Ray Bradbury uses foreshadowing through repetition and many small hints in the story. His unique style is seen throughout the piece in many places. He foreshadows Eckels’s death, someone stepping off the path, and that time would change if something did not happen the way it was supposed too.
Because the author’s long-term thinking and determination helped him conquer the situational challenges he faced, unlike the other Wes Moore whose shortsightedness became his downfall, the purpose of the memoir is to persuade readers to work hard and overcome their obstacles. The other Wes Moore’s shortsightedness, especially regarding money, is what eventually led to his arrest and the end of his free life. One issue that contributed to Wes’s shortsightedness is that he was easily impressionable. Upon seeing another boy on the street, he was captivated by the “headset… [and] gold ring with a small diamond cut into the middle” (57) the boy proudly wore.