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Short story Analysis ,The Man Who Could Work Miricles

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Giuseppe Chillari

on 9 May 2016

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Transcript of Short story Analysis ,The Man Who Could Work Miricles

Content
Biography
name
: Herbert George Wells
date of birth
: 21 September 1866
date of death
: 13 August 1946
occupation
: author
education
: Royal College of Science, Midhurst Grammar School, Normal School of Science, London University
Recounting
The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H.G. Wells
biography
recounting
analysis and possible interpretation
author´s intention
andividual assessments
references
George McWhirter Fotheringay learns about his gift
after a dispute he sends a man to Hades
realizes the responsibility and burden of his gift
decides to visit a pastor
performs a few miracles
stops the earth from rotating
tries to fix the mischief he has caused by wishing to send him back in time before he discovered his gift
Important facts
Early life
discovered his love for literature at a young age
at his mothers´s work he read well known author´s such as Jonathan Swift, Voltaire and other famous
worked as a teacher
won a scholarship to Normal School of Science
Life as a writer


breakthrough in 1895 with "The Time Machine"
quickly published other short stories
Personal life
was married repeatedly
had two sons
Plot
phases:
introduction:

characters
: George McWhirter Fortheringay, Mr. Beamish, Mr. Maydig

setting
: Earth unspecific time
rising action: discovery of his gift


climax
: when George McWhirter Fortheringay is being asked to stop the rotation of the earth

falling action
: when George McWhirter Fortheringay wishes that everything is as it was before he discovers his gift
resolution/Dénouement: fulfillment of his wish that he never should have discovered his gift

Analysis
1) story title: The Man Who Could Work Miracles
2) author: H.G Wells
3) protagonist: George McWhirter Fotheringay
4) point of view: Third person limited
5) conflict: Man vs. Fate
6) resolution: fulfillmemt of his whish that he never should have discoverd his gift
7) theme: with great power, comes great responsibility
8) tone: Suspenseful
9) mood:Curious
Possible way to Interpret
how much can one man own, how much is he allowed to own?
autobiographical approach
connection between author and protagonist
criticizing the monarchy
Authors´s intention
Can miracles really happen?
Do they exist?
References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells#/media/File:H.G._Wells_by_Beresford.jpg
http://www.biography.com/people/hg-wells-39224
http://www.biography.com/people/hg-wells-39224#early-life
http://www.biography.com/people/hg-wells-39224#literary-success
http://www.biography.com/people/hg-wells-39224#personal-life
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