the contrast between the terror and violence of the hunt just moments before and the calm, quiet serenity that follows. 5. “A Sound of Thunder” was written in 1952, just seven years after the end of World War II. In that war the United States and its allies fought against Japan and Germany, which was ruled by the dictator Adolf Hitler. What details does Ray Bradbury include in the story—for example, the name Deutscher, which means “German”—that might be a reference to the war and its causes? One possible piece of evidence is the advertisement for Time Safari. It is worded in a way that offers relief and impossible dreams to a population that is weary, aged, and injured after a prolonged war. Another might be Travis’ reference to not wanting to change the future and its contrast with Hitler’s ambitions. Hitler wanted to change the future of the world by eradicating cultures he found undesirable. Many Voices: Pathways Unit Four : Other Worlds 185
6. In today’s world, loss of habitat and climate change are causing species to die out faster than the natural rate. If “a little error here could multiply in sixty million years, all out of proportion,” what impact might the loss of species have on the future? Use a specific example, such as the polar bear, to explain your answer.
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