Questions on Ray Bradbury’s “A Sound of Thunder”

Read Ray Bradbury’s “A Sound of Thunder,” attached.
Answer attached questionnaire (Long answers)

1. Who are the main characters in the story?
2. What is the setting? (Time and place)
3. What type of narrative is used in the story?
4. What was Time Safari, Inc.?
5. What would happen to Eckels if he disobeyed instructions?
6. Is the reference to the result of the presidential election (p 1, paragraph 8, 9) an instance of foreshadowing? Explain.
7. Why was Time Safari Inc. so concerned with not disturbing the Past?
8. There is another reference to the elections on p 5, paragraph 11. Another instances of foreshadowing?
9. Why did Travis get so angry? (P 8, paragraph 13) What did he order Eckels to do?
10. How had the office changed on their return? What about the sign?
11. What is the theme/purpose of the story?
12. Is this a science fiction story? Explain.
13. Is it also a horror story? Explain.

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