According to Ray Bradbury, "It's not going to do any good to land on Mars if we're stupid." This reminded me of Emerson's ideas about travel. Can you connect any idea dots between "On Self-Reliance" and "A Sound of Thunder"? Is Eckels self-reliant, or does he depend on others' ideas to define himself? Would Emerson endorse going back in time to hunt the T-Rex? Why/why not?
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3. Essay tomorrow