A Sound Of Thunder Mood and Setting
By: Frank Vecchie, and Andrew Zogby
Mood In The Beginning
Mood In The Middle
Mood In The End
The mood in the end of the story is suspenseful. In the text it says “"This fool nearly killed us. But it isn't that so much, no. It's his shoes! Look at them! He ran off the Path. That ruins us! We'll forfeit! Thousands of dollars of insurance! We guarantee no one leaves the Path. He left it. Oh, the fool! I'll have to report to the government. They might revoke our license to travel. Who knows what he's done to Time, to History(Bradbery 8)” This shows it is suspenseful, because Eckles is told he is going to change history forever. Also this is suspenseful, because we want Eckles to live, and not be left in the past. The author also states that “TYME SEFARI INC. SEFARIS TU ANY YEER EN THE PAST. YU NAIM THE ANIMALL. WEE TAEK YU THAIR. YU SHOOT ITT. 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!" Embedded in the mud, glistening green and gold and black, was a butterfly, very beautiful and very dead. "Not a little thing like that! Not a butterfly!" cried Eckels. It fell to the floor, an exquisite thing, a small thing that could upset balances and knock down a line of small dominoes and then big dominoes and then gigantic dominoes, all down the years across Time. Eckels' mind whirled. It couldn't change things. Killing one butterfly couldn't be that important! Could it?(Bradberry 8’9) This shows that it is suspenseful, because everything in the world has changed. This created suspense because you didn’t know what was going to happen next.