Wellss narrator contrasts the strong courageous heros

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25-27). Wells’s narrator contrasts the strong courageous heros in other stories. He has a passive role in which he observes the action and runs from it. Although there was a group of people who tried to meet the martians, Wells’s narrator represents the average civilian who stays away from harm and panics in a crisis. Much later in the story, once the narrator kills the curate, the martian’s tentacle slowly creeps towards the narrator and, “with a faint, hoarse cry, [he] forced [him]self across the scullery. [He] trembled violently; [He] could scarcely stand upright”(Wells 157-158). The narrator is in shock. He just killed the curate, but against a martian, his courage vanishes. In these fearful moments, the narrator cannot think rationally, his fight-or-flight
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Hildebrandt 2 response kicks in(mainly flight) and he does what he needs to do to save himself. Wells’s demonstrates how the majority of people would act in this type of situation. Few can be calm and collected when crises occur and that is partially why it is so difficult to react to and handle appropriately. Actions like the narrator make it hard to cooperate and work through the problem. Although the narrator represents the average person in his actions, he is an intellectual and exhibits this through his careful study of the martians and his reflective thoughts. The narrator gives a long description of the martians physical features as well as some speculation
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