H.G. Well’s The Time Machine: Fearing Time

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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells open new doors to human imagination. The Time traveler, the main character of the book created a machine that can travel through time; hence the title of the novel. As he ventured to the future, in 802,701 AD to be precise, he saw that Humans have evolved into two races: the Elois and Morlocks. The Eloi’s were terrified of the Morlocks because desires to eat the Elois. The Time machine is not only to enjoy but a message conveying to the audience. Although The Time Machine is science fiction, it has numerous visions that were realistic. In the Victorian era, industrialism began expanding. New technology arose to society. When all of this was occurring Charles Darwin published his book in 1859 called…show more content…
Therefore, connecting to Marxisim theory. The Morlocks were put under ground to work for the rich. As the Elois became weaker because everything was done for them, the Morlocks became stronger. The Morlocks revolted by eating the elois. Only at night. That’s why the elois stay all together at night. They are afraid of the dark because of the Morlocks. Since the Morlocks haven’t seen daylight their bodies were adapted and lost the ability to handle the strength of light. That’s why they hunt at night. “The Upper-world people might once have been the favored aristocracy, and the Morlocks their mechanical servants: but that had long since passed away. The two species that had resulted from the evolution of man were sliding down towards, or had already arrived at, an altogether new relationship.”(wells 7.2) This quote shows us that everything in this world changer in time. So the upper class was on top at one point, now things don’t seem to look so virtuous. When you're rich, you don’t tend to look up at people below you– until they become one of the “rich”. The rich become to fear the revolting poor. Time changes society “But that perfect state had lacked one thing even for mechanical perfection – absolute permanency. Apparently as time went on, the feeding of the Under-world, however it was effected, had become disjointed”. (Wells,10.4) All human action is useless, nothing lasts forever. The whole society changes, not even the time machine stayed there in the

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