AP English: Major Works Data Sheet
Title: The Time Machine
Author: H.G. Wells
Date of Publication: 1895
Genre: Fiction, Scientific, Fantasy, Time Travel
Biographical information about the author:
Herbert George Wells was born in September 21, 1866 was an English writer for most of his life, making most stories that involved Scientific fiction such as The Time Machine, and the war of the worlds. He earned the name “The Father of Science fiction” due to how much he wrote about it. He died by unspecific cause on August 13th, 1946 at his home at 13 Hanover Terrace, Regent’s park, London. Historical information about period of publication:
Five years before the 20th century, the book was published, which became a very famous and fascinating novel to many people due to the idea of a time machine going out. This made some scientist try to invent such a thing, but to no avail they failed to make that creation.
Characteristics of the genre
Scientific Fiction: If a character in a story uses math to prove that time travel could be possible, or a certain thing that the author wants to improve. Dystopian: The Time Traveler travels to the future, and he finds a world that seems to be paradise, but it hides a dark secret..aka the Morlocks. Plot summary
The Time Machine written by H.G Wells focuses on the scientific fiction and dystopian literature that takes place in the critical moments and quiet moments of the book. The Narrator, Mr Hillyer is a man with gullibility who wanted to witness the time traveler’s adventures. He goes to the Time traveler’s house for dinner to talk about what he was going to do. The time traveler steps into the time machine and travels into the future seeing the pattern of years going by, but finally stops in the year of 802,701. The time traveler meets a species called the Eloi, and witnesses the environment that he calls a “paradise”, he also witnesses the white sphinx that stood before him as he scouted out the new world that holds many discoveries. He saves a little Eloi named Weena that sticks with him throughout the adventures that he would witness. Throughout the fun and interesting journeys the Time traveler had gone through he comes upon a well that dwells deep in the earth, interested he jumps down there yet to notice that Weena did not follow him. As he keep traveling down the well, he hears crunching noises, as if flesh was being torn apart, he struck a match finding a ugly, unhuman like creature chewing on some sort of flesh that the time traveler could only think of it to be an Eloi. The match he struck runs out and he is chased by the morlocks all the way up the well, discovering that there is a dark side to this “paradise”. Throughout the rest of his adventure he loses Weena in a forest of a world that he accidently sets on fire to draw away the Morlocks, which he successfully did. He runs back to his teleporter to travel deep into time only discovering the worse, the changing of the world, the sun being red, the sky not blue, the size of the animals, and the absence of the waves in the sea. After being frightened from a big blob like creature with tentacles, he travels back in time to the original 1890’s in England, only to report what he had found, and bringing back the strange white flowers Weena had given him. The Narrator comes back into telling the story by explaining how the time traveler had gone back into the time machine but not returning for 3 years. The story ends on the narrator still awaiting for the Time travelers return to eagerly hear what he has to report.
Describe the author’s style
The Author uses a significant amount of imagery and descriptive way of writing. Examples that demonstrate style
The process of traveling into the future, the sign rising and lowering in the sky at a fast rate. The slow change of the environment around him, and his lab disappearing.
The description of the atmosphere of the “paradise” he had traveled in time to....
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