The Time Machine Essay

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The Time Machine.

The Time Machine Coursework

Most of the story "The Time Machine" is written in first person narrator. "I told you all last Thursday" This narrator is the main character, the Time Traveller. However, at the end of the novel, the narrator changes to a reporter. The reporter is telling the story through his eyes. This is because in the epilogue the Time Traveller was not around to tell the story, as he went missing

The Time Traveller comes across arrogant, as he believes he knows best, and nothing could go wrong. "Very calmly I tried to strike the match the match were of that abominable kind that light only on the box." And "'Communism' I said to myself." This shows a lack of responsibility, because he
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As a result to this, on a major scale, something like what the Time Traveller witnessed in the future could therefore happen.

Right the way through the novel, the Time Traveller meets two different types of characters. The Eloi and Morlocks. From moment he entered the future, he has known of the Eloi, as they met him as soon as he arrived. They didn't seem too concerned about the Time Traveller in their environment. "I was continually meeting more of these men of the future, who would follow me a little distanceâ laugh about me, and, having smiled and gesticulated in a friendly way, leave me again to my own devices." As for the Morlocks, they were much more interested in the Time Traveller, but for a other reasons. "The
Morlocks at any rate were carnivorous!" and "They started away, and then I could feel them approaching me again. They clutched at me more boldly" At the end of the story, the reporter stays behind after the dinner party, to see the Time Traveller go back into the future again. The
Journalist was very intrigued by the Time Travellers journey, and wanted to see what the Time Traveller would bring back with him on his second journey, this time with a camera. "I stayed on, waiting for the
Time Traveller; waiting for the second, perhaps still stranger story, and the specimens and photographs he would bring"

The readers of the time in which the novel was published, would have found this concept unbelievable, in addition,

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