Sound Of Thunder Thesis

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The Tragedy of a Lesson
Thesis Statement: In “A Sound of Thunder,” by Ray Bradbury, the setting, situational irony and internal conflict depict that little things in your present life can make a very big difference in the future.
I. Introduction: The main character Eckels goes on a hunting trip to shoot a Tyrannosaurus Rex with Time Safari Inc. The trip takes them back in time where the dinosaurs once ruled the world. Eckels learns a very big lesson that ends his life tragically at the end of the story.
II. Body Paragraph 1
Topic sentence: Firstly, the setting portrays the theme of the story of when the dinosaur is shot in the eyes that killed it brutally and also took the trees along with it that was from a very long time ago.
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Body Paragraph 2

Topic sentence: Secondly, the situational irony of the story depicts the theme because of Eckles killing a butterfly and ruining the chain of other butterflies in the near future. He was supposed to arrive in the past, kill the dinosaur and come home to the present and actually live. But that didn’t really go as expected.
Example: “Eckels felt himself fall into a chair. He fumbled crazily at the thick slime on his boots. He held up a clod of dirt, trembling, ‘No, it can’t be. Not a little thing like that, No!” (Pg.7)
Discussion: He accidently kills a living creature which is the butterfly and is surprised by how much of a big difference it has made in the future just by that one little insect.
Example: “His face was cold. His mouth trembled, asking: "Who - who won the presidential election yesterday?" The man behind the desk laughed. "You joking? You know very well. Deutscher, of course! Who else? Not that fool weakling Keith. We got an iron man now, a man with guts!" The official stopped. "What's wrong?” (Pg. 8)
Discussion: The cause of his mistake made a huge effect in the future that has changed who won the presidential election which will probably cause a lot of bad things to happen since someone else was supposed to win
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