Traveling Through Time : Is It Possible?

1162 Words Mar 30th, 2015 5 Pages
Kayson Hansen
Mrs. Warwick
Honors Language Arts 8
13 March 2015 Traveling through Time: Is it Possible? “Time is money.” ~Benjamin Franklin. Time is an integral part of life; without it, nothing can exist. Most people think of time as merely hours told on a clock. Scientifically, time is a part of the universe, much as space is. H.G. Wells’ novella The Time Machine tries its best to capture the sheer scope of this phenomenon, even going so far as to predict the fate of the earth after time has finished ravaging it. In the book, a time traveler explains his adventures in the future to his enthralled audience. Much of the book is used to explain the effects of time on future organisms, even incorporating Wells’ own personal beliefs, such as Darwinism and the theory of evolution. The Time Machine was one of the first works that popularized science fiction, and the study of time itself. In the novella, Wells utilizes both amazingly accurate theories far ahead of his time and misconceptions conceived before science had become widely accepted to explain this wondrous part of life: time. The first misstep covers multiple ideas that Wells glossed over in his book. He is not entirely at fault though, as “… The Time Machine, published in 1895, is credited as the first narrative to explore the concept of time travel” (Matt, Rebecca). Being figuratively in the dark, Wells had to make up some theories and skip over others. The infamous time paradox is one that is tackled often in…

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