Examine the significance of setting in a play with actual example(s) from our reading list.
Importance of setting in the short story “A sound of thunder” by Ray Bradbury.
In this short story, the author builds his story around characters who can travel through time. Bradbury understood that the setting of a story plays a significant role in helping readers to understand character behaviors and their society. In this play, the character travels through times to hunt prehistoric creatures like a dinosaur. Characters in this story interact on the subject of time travel, through Bradbury description of the past, we can see the effect of minor action like killing a butterfly. Understanding that slight alteration of events in the past can cause the catastrophic consequences in the future affects the way characters interact in the story.
Bradbury, Ray. “A sound of thunder.” Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence (2009): 287.
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