The Time Machine | Study Guide

H. G. Wells

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the-time-machine-h-g-wellsMorlocksApe-like workers; fear light and control technology for the EloiTime Traveller, Chapter 10here is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change.FlowersRepresent tenderness between individualsEloiRepresent elitism and the subsequent loss of intelligenceMorlocksSymbolize oppression of being pushed underground and made dependentSymbolsBorn into an impoverished family in England, Wells became a father of science fiction. His fascination with science began when he discovered a library and telescope at an estate where his mother was a maid. His first sci-fi novel, The Time Machine, was instantly popular.H.G. WELLS1866–1946AuthorThe Time Machineby the NumbersGuests at each dinner at the Time Traveller's home5Post-human races the Time Traveller finds on his first trip2Year the Time Traveller reaches when he sees Eloi and Morlocks802,701Wells's age when he published a short story on time travel, "The Chronic Argonauts"22Main CharactersThe Time TravellerInventor; travels to the futureNarratorThe Time Travellers friend and dinner guestWeenaEloi who becomes the Time Travellers friend after he saves her lifeEloiChildlike humans; play and mate—but are fed on by the MorlocksThe machine uses the relativity of time to bring the Time Traveller back to the present not long after he left.Time TravelHumans survive and reconcile differences because of love and intelligence.Love & IntelligenceThe Time Traveller sees how the Morlocks live underground and serve the Eloi, but prey upon them to survive.Class StruggleJourney to the Unknown FutureNo one believes the Time Traveller's invention can transport him through time, but he returns to tell his friends the story of post-human races: the gentle, unmotivated Eloi and the Morlocks, who work for and feed on the Eloi. One Eloi, Weena, shows him tenderness, impelling him to again jump into the future, never to return.THEMESH.G. Wells1895EnglishNovelAuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageThe TimeMachineScience Fiction

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