The Relationship Between Eloi and the Morlocks in The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

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The Relationship Between Eloi and the Morlocks in The Time Machine by H.G. Wells The Time Machine was inventively written as a social critique of the Victorian Era in 1895 by Herbert George Wells, the father of modern science fiction. Wells used the novel to get the messages across on social and political problems at the time when London was on top of the world. The novel criticized mainly on communism, imperialism, capitalism, as well as Social Darwinism. The Time Machine was an adventurous science fiction novel about a Time Traveler, the inventor of a time machine who traveled to the year 802,701 A.D. In the course of his journey, he saw the degeneration and the separation of mankind through…show more content…
The sight of the Elois reminded the Time Traveler of communism, which was one of the themes in the novel, since they were all alike. Not only did they have delicate features of human but they were also portrayed as being childlike. "Then in a flash, I perceived that all had the same form of costume, the same soft hairless visage, and the same girlish rotundity of limb," (Wells, 31). Regardless of their physical similarities, the Time Traveler could not distinguish the age and the gender of the Elois since they all looked the same. He believed that this was a result of the world without troubles or fear, in which he criticized. The theme of degeneration was apparent in this novel especially with the Elois. Not only were they weak and childlike, but they also did not work or study. All they did was to play, sleep, eat, bath, and laugh all day long. The Elois were stupid and lazy. They also could not concentrate for a long period of time and they did not have much interest as seen when the Time Traveler was trying to tell them where he was from or to teach them his language. "You see I had always anticipated that the people of the year Eight Hundred and Two Thousand odd would be incredibly in front of us in knowledge, art, everything. Then one of them suddenly asked me a question that showed him to be on the

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