War of the Worlds Analysis

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All creation evolves with the idea of survival of the fittest; there is always competition for control in an environment. This idea supports the theory that power is fleeting and that there is nothing in creation that reigns permanently all-powerful. In War of the Worlds H.G. Wells uses title, setting, and irony to convey the theme that when a force stands as the most potent entity in a system, there is always another power to put the other in check. Herbert George Wells was an English writer born on September 21, 1866, in Bromley, Kent, England, and died August 13, 1946, in London, England. He was the youngest of four children of Joseph Wells, a shopkeeper and cricketer, and Sarah Neal, a former domestic servant. He attended Thomas Morley’s Commercial Academy as a child, and was a pupil-teacher at the National School at Wookey and later at Midhurst Grammar School. He studied biology and Darwinian evolution at the Royal College of Science in London. Throughout his educational and professional career Wells developed a passion for expressing his ideas on society, politics, and religion through writing. He is most known for his contributions to the genre of science fiction, most notably The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau. The title is significant in its literal meaning and application. War of the Worlds literally means an armed conflict between planets. That is exactly what this novel is about, the war that the
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