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    seem to be the humans of that time period. The Time Traveller names these two species “Eloi” and the “Morlocks”. Both of these represent Wells’ view of humanity that will form as time advances. Although they are both organisms of the future, the way they live their lives are very different. The Eloi are very naive creatures who live on the surface of the earth, while the Morlocks live underground and are more advanced as they use machinery and provide food and clothing. Both the Morlocks and the Eloi represent the decline of humanity that H.G Wells believes…

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    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 characters. The theme of societal oppression presented throughout Wells’ novella is directly on account of his personal ideological beliefs and upbringing. During the 1890’s, Britain was experiencing much growth and prosperity, as both industrialization and population were on the rise- but despite the…

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    will affect the future. Traveling to 802,701 A.D., the time traveler meets the eloi and morlocks, who seem to be the descendants of humans. Throughout his travels, Wells includes hints on how he thinks the social class and industrial revolution of the Victorian era will affect the evolution of humans. Although there are people benefiting from the social classes and technology advances, lower classes have to endure hardships to get by in life. The concerns Wells expresses in The Time Machine was…

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    of them. Similarly, his encounter with the Morlocks goes about the same way; however, he bases his assumption more on appearance. He describes the Morlocks as “unpleasant creatures from below, these whitened Lemurs, this new vermin”(Wells). Professor John Huntington, from the University of Illinois, states how the Time Traveler 's portrayal of the two species can be summed up with two labels: “the Eloi seem subhuman, the Morlocks superanimal” (Huntington 43). Though the Time Traveler thinks he…

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    don’t know anything but themselves. Later, the Time Traveller discovers the Morlocks who actually are running the society, and providing supply for the Eloi. They are ape-like, and dull white with greydish-red eyes; he describes them as a “human rat”. Especially, they practice cannibalism-meaning they eat the Eloi. The Time Traveller says, “These Eloi were mere fatted cattle, which the antlike Morlocks preserved and preyed upon-probably saw to the breeding off” (80; chapter 7). The Eloi and the…

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    explaining these creatures called Eloi's and Morlocks. He describes the Eloi's to be existent in the year of 802,701 AD, who are upper class individuals that lived in luxury and spoke in a simple language. They are also the main food source to the Morlocks. On the other hand, Morlocks are described as dull, grey skin, chinless, large red eye, flaxen haired creatures who live underground with ancient machines. They are described as weak as one but with a swarm of them can be hard to…

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    and Morlocks. Initially, he is thrown into the year 802,701 AD into a dystopian society divided between two polar opposite human races. The Eoli are peaceful, lazy, and carefree, almost to the point of dumbness. On the other hand, the Morlocks are creatures of night and live in the underground throughout the day. Recognizing that these two races originated from humans today, the Time Traveler theorizes three main ideas about how this came about. In the Time Machine, the Time Traveler suggests…

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    In the novel A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, there are many ways in which Ebenezer Scrooge is redeemed by Jacob Marley’s ghost and the three Christmas Spirits. The novel’s setting starts in London where there are serious world problems lurking. Dickens, throughout the novel, does not stray far from showing the importance of maintaining good humanity in one’s lifetime. Dickens depicts this through the main character, Scrooge, showing his redemption from the beginning and end of the…

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    Finally, whereas Victorian definitions of progress implicitly rely on a binary opposition of success and failure, Morley and Stevenson use Fortune’s Wheel to replace it with a definition of human development where both fortune and misfortune can co-exist without contradicting each other. In the 1880s and 1890s, the Wheel of Fortune could easily have been used as a portent of the apocalypse, suggesting as it does that decline is inevitable. Many critics of the day were already talking about…

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    In the story "The Time Machine" the Time Traveler theorizes about how the human race evolved into the Eloi and the Morlocks; many of these theories reflect ideas from Darwin's work. The theories the Time Traveler composes directly tie in with ideas of evolution, Natural Selection and environmental changes. First the Time traveler think that the Eloi are the only descendants of the human race; this is before he discovered the Morlocks. He believes that scientific progress continued to make…

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