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    H.G. Wells, short for, Herbert George Wells was a successful English novelist, journalist, and sociologist who had a great influence on our view of the future. Wells was born on September 21, 1866 in Bromley, England and passed away on August 13, 1946 in London. Growing up, Wells’ mother worked on an estate as a housekeeper, and he spent most of his time at her workplace after his father’s shop failed. One day, Wells discovers the owner’s extensive library and spends his time there as he developed a love for literature. During his early teens, Wells won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science, where he discovered his interest in science, especially biology. In 1888 Wells graduated from London University and became a science teacher but was also facing a period of ill health and financial issues. Wells devoted most of his time to becoming a writer and during college, he wrote a short story about time travel called “The Chronic Argonauts” which ignited the beginning of his literary success. The first book that Wells published was a Textbook of Biology (1893). He became an overnight sensation…

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    Introduction H. G. Wells has long been considered the father of the science fiction genre with the publication of his first book, The Time Machine in 1895. This novel details a narrator’s travel through time. The unidentified narrator tells of his voyages through time to house guests of various professional backgrounds except one of religious background. To explain, there is not a minister or priest situated among the house guest. This essay will address the absence of religion in the novel…

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    There are misconceptions that often overarch science fiction. One misconception is the fact that readers tend to see science fiction as prophetic “that is, fundamentally, predictive.” They overlook the fact that science fiction is about “the vanished present.” From such a conception, an intention of Wells in his novel can be drown. Although most of what occurs in the Time Traveler’s journey is in the future, it however resembles “a specific temporal relation to a moment in history that…

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    In 1895, H.G. Wells wrote The Time Machine- a seemingly simple time-travelling adventure with much deeper undertones alluding to Wells’ view of the inequality within society at the time. Time and time again, the story refers to class oppression, some way or another. The overarching theme of the oppressive nature of class distinction in society is clearly shown through the societal origins of the Eloi and Morlocks, the actions of the Morlocks and Time Traveller, and the various titles of the…

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    The Time Machine Classic

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    The Time Machine When an author writes a book, there are many different attributes that could cause the book to be studied carefully, have characteristics of becoming a classic, and contribute different aspects to society. H.G. Wells shows the reader a desolate future by displaying how mankind will move towards a more capitalist society and change for the worst, in his classic The Time Machine. H.G. Wells, author of great works such as the Time Machine, the Chronic Argonauts, and…

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    The Psych of H.G. Wells H.G. Wells, was, in the simplest of terms, an individual with an incredibly complex psyche. He was bitterly upfront with his worldviews, and had an innate sense of the world around him that was different on a number of levels when compared to the ideals of others. His life consisted of a relatively specialized education, which brought about the knowledge from which he would later base many of his fantastic claims. As the world changed around him, so did Wells. He evolved…

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    G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and Yann Martel, Life of Pi, both set up unique plots to allow for manipulation of the common ideologies surrounding the relationships between animals and humans and the differences between animality and humanity. Both novels first allow for distinct differentiation between the two, however, over a course of long term isolation and the persisting fear of death, the differences between animality and humanity is broken down to show a correlation between the…

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    Utopia is a masterpiece of world literature written by Sir Thomas More. In the novel, Utopia is a name of an island where everything is perfect from the society to the economy. This “island” can be seen in another well-known novel called The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. There are a lot of similarities between Utopia and The Time Machine, however, the fate of the Utopian and the future mankind is contradictory. For many centuries, human has been seeking a perfect world where people can live…

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    Harrison Bergeron Essay

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    person, the uniform expectation. Conforming to the uniform expectation is a unique trait of the dystopian genre which proves Harrison Bergeron is a dystopian story. Besides restricted information and independent thought and citizens conforming to uniform expectations, Harrison Bergeron has a bureaucratic government. Page four states, “It was then that Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, came into the studio with a double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun. She fired twice, and the Emperor and…

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    “The Veldt” is a short story written by Ray Bradbury on September 23, 1950. Bradbury, known for his science fiction genre, wrote many novels including: Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, Dandelion Wine and more. The common theme of his novels is that humans can be manipulated by technology. “The Veldt” is about a family that has a very technologically advanced home that performs every task for them. The children eventually get revenge on their parents with their own technology – the…

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