Sci- Fi Compare and Contrast Essay

Topics: Time travel, The Time Machine, Morlock Pages: 2 (776 words) Published: April 20, 2014
H. G. Wells, the author of The Time Machine, and Amy Kathleen Ryan, the author of Glow, share similar concepts in their novels, and yet they are both exceptionally distinct, as a result of being written in different centuries. In The Time Machine, the Time Traveller explains, to group of men, the existence of the fourth dimension, rendering time travel possible. Shortly afterwards, the Time Traveller plunges himself into the future using his time machine, landing in the year 802,701 AD. He discovers that the race of man has evolved into two vastly peculiar species, the graceful, yet very childlike Eloi, and the fearsome Morlocks. The Morlocks steal his Time Machine, leaving him with no other choice, but to follow. In Glow, Waverly and Kieran have their whole future laid out for them. Waverly is aware of her duty, to conceive the next generation, but she is unsure of the love she is expected to feel for Kieran, and fascinated with courageous Seth. Unfortunately, The Empyrean, is attacked by their sister ship, the New Horizon, separating the boys and girls. Being the oldest children, they must take on the role of the adults, necessary in finding their way back to each other. In both novels, humans are separated into two groups. In contrast, The Time Machine, humans were separated by their social class. To survive, the Morlocks needed the Eloi for food. While, in Glow, humans were separated by their values, and The New Horizon (spaceship) needed the Empyrean’s (spaceship) young women to repopulate, necessary for survival. Also, the Eloi and the Empyrean both became incapable of acting in the face of an attack because they had both been isolated by peace for so long. Although, the way they act, after the fact, differ. Both novels have a separation of humans, in to two groups. Within the text of The Time Machine, the Time Traveller comes to a conclusion, he says “Haves, pursuing pleasure and comfort and beauty, and below ground the Have-nots, the Workers getting...
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