The Importance Of Suspense In Ray Bradbury's A Sound Of Thunder

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Ray Bradbury, the author of the short story, “A Sound of Thunder”, relies heavily on word choice to convey a mood of suspense. Countless times in this story, a series of events have occurred to portray that mood. One being, Travis is illustrating to Eckels the importance of not disturbing the past, considering it may “Add up infinitesimally” and nevertheless “Multiply out in sixty million years” (Bradbury 686). By utilizing the word infinitesimally, it gives off a sense of being unnecessary, however, by later using the word multiply, it redistributes the relevancy. This generated a mood of seriousness and alertness to not disturb the ancient world, and to avoid producing a societal consequence. A sense of criticalness is indicating that Eckels
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