A Sound of Thunder
Mood: By Nishi Shah and Jessica Goldring
“We guarantee nothing,” (Bradbury 222). This shows that the mood is ominous because Eckels asked whether he would come back alive and the tour guide tells him that he cannot guarantee anything regarding that topic, making us ask ourselves why he would not be alive in the first place.
“Mr. Eckels looked at the check. His fingers twitched. Good luck, said the man behind the desk.” (Bradbury 224).This shows that the mood is ominous because the man is saying “good luck” like something is going to go wrong and it also somewhat seems like he’s saying good luck like “haha you’re screwed” which gives the reader a creepy feel.
Middle of the Story Mood
2. “The Tyrant Lizard raised itself. It’s armored flesh glittered like a thousand green coins. The coins, crusted with slime, steamed. In the slime, tiny insects wriggled, so that the entire body seemed to twitch and undulate, even while the monster itself did not move. It exhaled. The stink of raw flesh blew down the wilderness,” (Bradbury 231).This quote really shows that the mood is suspenseful because the author is describing this one slow moment in which the beast is crawling with bugs and glittering with slime, and describing its ginormous size, by explaining how when it exhaled, the entire forest smelled the raw flesh.
2. “He returned, shuddering, five minutes later, his arms soaked and red to the elbows. He held out his hands. Each held a number of steel bullets. The he fell. He lay where he fell, not moving.” (Bradbury 234). This quote shows that the mood is dark because Eckels was asked to put his hands in the dead monster’s mouth elbow deep, it was disgusting and cruel. Eckels was so disturbed by what had happened that he just fell on the ground because he couldn’t handle it anymore. He had to pass great extents which scarred him.
This mood is ominous.
It is a dark forest, that gives off a creepy vibe.
This mood can be suspenseful
The mood here is dark.
The picture shows a pathway into a dark tunnel.
Analysis of Moods
Description of Setting
The complete setting of the story include Time Safari Inc. This is a time travel company which will take you to the past by billions of years to hunt and kill dinosaurs. This leads us to our next setting which a jungle which is sixty million two thousand and fifty-five years old.
The setting affects the plot because it puts them in a specific situation. It puts them in the past which says that they can’t step off a specific Path because if you do it would disturb the future. The whole story revolves around them going into the past and Eckels getting educated about why staying on the Path is so important, and then eventually he ends up stepping off the Path. The Path wouldn’t be so important unless they were situated in the past which caused them to follow these specific instructions. Overall, the setting greatly affected the whole story line and the way the story plays out.