The Role Of Murder In Ray Bradbury's Short Story 'A Sound Of Thunder'

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In Ray Bradbury's short story “A Sound of Thunder”, a murder is committed against Eckels a professional hunter. Eckel’s mistake allowed the present to be altered, and eventually resulted in his murder. Eckel’s murder resulted from his being scared and not following directions, which changed the present. Being scared was Eckel's first mistake of many which eventually led to his demise. There are three pieces of evidence that proves Eckels was scared. Eckels had asked many questions about the safari and was then tempted to take his money back. Traveling back in time, Eckels swayed, his face was pale, his jaw clenched , and he had a tight grip on his rifle. After a few minutes of thinking, he was able to murmur a few words on whether or

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