The Time Machine
“A Pessimistic View”
Per:5 Englsih IV
the novel The Time Machine, H.G. Wells shows the reader a
pessimistic glimpse of what he perceives to be the future of the
industrial world. The way the writer tells the story, he tries to get the
reader to believe what he believes in the fourth dimension, the time
machine, and his pessimistic future.
For the writer of fantastic stories to help the reader play the
game properly, he must help him in every possible unobtrusive
way to domesticate the impossible hypothesis. He must trick him
into an unwary concession to some plausible assumption and get
on with his story while the illusion holds. This is exactly Wells
technique in The Time Machine .(Hillegas p. 200)
The Time Machine was mostly based on how the author felt.
He came from a poor group of people among a town of wealthy
people observing the disparity of both of the social classes. It is
almost like the Morlocks living among the Eloi.
“In The Time Machine Wells devices a geographical landscape
functioning as a Poe-esque symbol of psychological terrain.”
The earth seemed to bemissing animal life, diseases, and the advancement of man. The people he met had no common language he recognized so hehad to communicate through signs. He shows the flowers Weena gavehim. " (Hillegas p 200)The story begins at a dinner party at the Time Traveler"tms house. The Time Traveler began his voyage homeback to the present. The people were vegetariansand only ate fruit because all other animals were extinct on the earthfor some unanswerable reason. Bibliography Works CitedHillegas, Mark R. When leaving, one of hisfriends witnesses him departing and is the only one who believes inthe Time Traveler about him really going into time. They were like the eyes of acat or owl as if light were shined on them. It was ahumanoid figure, but it was white. The subterranean dwellers must have worked for thedwellers in the upper world.