The Time Machine

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The Time Machine “A Pessimistic View” Alfredo Pini Per:5 Englsih IV Critical Analysis 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.” (Rainwate Continue...


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The earth seemed to be missing animal life, diseases, and the advancement of man. The people he met had no common language he recognized so he had to communicate through signs. He shows the flowers Weena gave him. (Hillegas p 200) The story begins at a dinner party at the Time Traveler's house. The Time Traveler began his voyage home back to the present. The people were vegetarians and only ate fruit because all other animals were extinct on the earth for some unanswerable reason. Bibliography Works Cited Hillegas, Mark R. When leaving, one of his friends witnesses him departing and is the only one who believes in the Time Traveler about him really going into time. They were like the eyes of a cat or owl as if light were shined on them. It was a humanoid figure, but it was white. The subterranean dwellers must have worked for the dwellers in the upper world.

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