Violence In The Invisible Man By H. G. Wells

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“And I know I am dead on the surface, but I am screaming underneath.” These lyrics are from a Coldplay song called “Amsterdam.” Chris Martin the lead singer, is presenting that he feels as if his emotions are invisible. Since his emotions are invisible, he is screaming inside of his head to get across how he is feeling. Just like the Chris Martin, Griffin, from H.G. Well’s novel “The Invisible Man” feels dead on the surface Griffin can not relate to society because he is albino and not like the others. This rejection of soceity makes him feel dead on the surface and results in several drastic measures to make him feel “seen”. The author of the Invisible Man compares society to the main charcter of the story, dives into emotions that other authors …show more content…
By looking at the evidence cited above, one can see that this peculiar book is going to contain violence. Once Griffin becomes invisible he begins to steal and show acts of violence, such as killing. The person telling the story is not H.G. Wells, the author known for his violent books, but an omniscient/objective person. The author chose this kind of point of view because it makes the reader feel like the story is real, as if they are part of the plot. The person telling the story has first hand accounts and only mentions things that he/she was told;showing why he/she didn’t talk about Whicksteed’s death. ”Of course we can know nothing of the details of the encounter”(Wells 95). This evidence proves that the person telling this story bases his/her evidence off of first hand accounts; there were no details because there were no witnesses to provide evidence. In this book, H.G. Wells wants us to understand that emotions and frustrations are common in humans. The invisible man in the story is someone who can classify himself as an everyday person with frustrations. “ ‘ I slept during the forenoon, pulling the sheet over my eyes to shut the light out…”(Wells 72). As shown in the evidence above the invisible man can’t be the everyday person. In order to sleep he has to pull sheets over his …show more content…
Wells explores the feelings of humans that many books don’t. One thing that was surprising was the fact that the potion that was created worked on a cat. “The bones and sinews and the fat were last to go..”(Wells 69). Cats and humans have different structures of the body, but yet the potion still worked on both.” ‘I tossed together some loose paper, straw, packing paper and so forth, in the middle of the room, and turned on the gas’ “(Wells 72). When Griffin made himself invisible it was surprising that he burnt down his apartment in order to save his research. This break in science could have been stolen from Griffin, so he had to burn down his home in order to save it. Many scientists wouldn’t go to this extreme, but Griffin did which was very surprising to me. The author must have thought that the readers knew about the works of science. The reader had to make predictions on different things, such as whether or not you could see Griffin's food. Scientist could understand the potion itself and the effects it has on the human body, but an ordinary reader wouldn’t understand that. The author didn’t come out right away and tell the readers; the readers had to make a prediction. One thing that I noticed about the novel was you had to make inferences sometimes in order to understand the context of the novel, as stated above. The author challenged the readers to make inferences about Griffin himself and his body. The novel, however,

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