Essay about The Time Machine

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More a book about Victorian society than that of the future’, is this a fair reflection of The Time Machine?

`“Long ago I had a vague inkling of a machine…that shall travel indifferently in any direction of Space and Time, as the driver determines.” Filby contented himself with laughter.

‘’But I have experimental verification,” said the Time Traveller. `

Wells was born into British poverty to a working class family: father a gardener, shopkeeper and cricketer; mother a maid and housekeeper.
However, his quick mind and good memory enabled him to pass subject exams and win scholarship to what is now the honoured Royal College of
Science where he studied under the respected Darwinist, T.H. Huxley.

The Victorian social
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It emerged from the concern for social justice that drew Wells to the Fabian society and inspired much of his later writing; but time still hasn’t weakened the fascination of the situation and the horror of the imagery. The

The Time Traveller is used as a fictional indirect advocate of Wells’ idea that capitalism was one of the great tribulations of the modern society. He is a relatively affluent and model upper-middle class
Victorian character, living near Richmond; probably at the transition from the end of the 19th-century to the beginning of the 20th.

The book commences with the Time Traveller with his guests, who are merely labelled by their occupation or otherwise, ‘expounding a recondite matter to (them)’. His arrogance is set to reflect that of the aristocracy- he ‘(has) to controvert one or two ideas that are almost universally accepted.’ Indeed the idea of his to travel through the ‘Fourth Dimension’ that is time, is put down as ‘some sleight-of-hand trick or other.’

The evolution theory is strongly questioned in ‘The Time Machine’;
Wells chose to integrate a number of scientific--both natural and social--ideas in his argument against capitalism. The majority of people at the end of the 19th-century held the assumption that mankind would continue to progress, and that improvements in society and

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