ENG 335: Science Fiction as Social Criticism “The Time Traveler” by H.G. Wells1.Narrative Structurea.Who narratesb.Prods/failsc.Hubris2.Eloi and myth of progress3.Gothic horror4.Stars (pg 44, 50-51, 63)5.Twilight references a.of man (pg 26)b.of Earth (pg 67-68, 71)c.million year man (pg 20)d.palace (pg 54-55)6.optimism/pessimismH.G. WellsAlso writes romance, upstairs/downstairs life of EnglandThe detailed, distinctive phrases allude to a thesisNarratorClub atmosphere settingsThe narrator records the stories of the time traveler and presents it to the reader.Most regular visitor/attender of meetings Group of men, Victorian era, sit around drinking brandy and telling stories.b. prods- “as I will tell you” makes us want to read more. Prods us to desire his explanation.Foils- are the characters that ask questions to answer for the readerc. hubris- excessive pridethe time traveler- inventor, intellectualin the large scheme of things all his publications and papers are futile.