Questions for The Time Machine 2010

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The Time Machine --- Reading questions Please choose three of the first six questions (above the line) to answer, but be prepared to discuss all of them. Due Tues April 5, along with your topic proposals for the book group project (but please put them on separate pieces of paper). 1. Based on this story, what does Wells seem to value most in human society and the human animal? How can you tell? (Refer to specific passages and/or plot details.) Do these values seem old fashioned, or do we still value these things? Are there other things we value more? 2. Wells wrote to entertain, but he always had a rhetorical agenda, too. Assuming the future he predicts could be changed, what do you think Wells wants his contemporaries to do differently to avert the future he depicts? How can you tell? 3. We have seen magicians and superheroes in other books we’ve read, but this is our first portrait of the heroic scientist. What motivates him to build his time machine and venture into the future? What values does he represent? (Cite evidence from the text for support.) Compare him to any other heroic scientist you can think of in fiction (including
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