Critical Response Essay

679 WordsJan 13, 20153 Pages
How can two stories be so different yet the same? In the two stories “Nethergrave” and “A Sound of Thunder” they have massive differences but they also have a lot of similarities. They are so unlike that it makes them similar. Both stories teach lessons that involve technology, they also involve big character changes and finally they share a theme. But what make them like this? Continue reading to find out. The authors of these stories really work hard to describe the way objects looked. They made so it felt real, like if you closed your eyes and opened them it would be right in front of you. My favorite was the way Ray Bradbury wrote about the time machine made it so simple to imagine because of the words he used to describe it with so much detail, “he looks and sees a mass of tangle, a snaking and humming of wires and steel boxes. He also sees an aurora that flickered orange, silver, and blue.” That was how he describe Eckles first viewing of the time machine. In “Nethergrave” the technology was the computer that Jermy used to talk to his online friends. It didn’t seem to have a lot of technology involved in the story though. Jeremy spent almost every afternoon chatting in a chat room to virtual strangers. He would tell lies to them because he felt the need to. Then a mysterious and strange program popped up on his screen. The program turned out to be a whole nother online world. Although a whole different online world is cool this story didn't stand out to me. I think it could've had more detail put into the technology world. Id say that more time should have focused on that mysterious program. In the “A Sound of Thunder” you can really feel the main characters fear when he witnesses the monstrous Tyrannosaurus Rex. Eckles was intoxicated with excitement when he got to go back in time to hunt and view the dinosaurs, but when he came face-to-face with the task

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