What Is The Mood Of 'The Time Machine' By H. G. Wells?

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In H.G. Wells’ book, The Time Machine, the Time Traveler doesn’t seem to think people have evolved into something great. The mood is one of disappointment in the future. The reader sees the Time Traveler go crazy for some meat when he gets back from his travels, saying, “Save me some of that mutton. I’m starving for a bit of meat” (21). In the future, he has to be “frugivorous,” eating nothing but fruit, but he doesn’t see this as a great evolutionary leap (30). Even after living with the Eloi for a time, he wants the food he is accustomed to when he returns. They haven’t convinced him of the virtues of not eating meat.
At first impression, he is disappointed in their intellect, saying, “Were these creatures fools?” because they asked him
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