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the Time Machine by H.G.Wells
Transcript of the Time Machine by H.G.Wells
1. "There was a breath of wind, and the lamp flame
, the machine swung around, became indistinct, was seen as a ghost for a second - vanished !"
This use of personification is used to put emphasis on the how powerful his small example mechanism is.
2. "There were also perhaps a dozen candles about, two in brass candlesticks upon the mantel and several in sconces, so that the room was
This second use of personification is used to set the mood of the room as they looked at each other astonished after the test mechanism vanishes.
Use of Figurative language
Three Major Themes
The Time Machine was published in 1895 and was a revolutionary book for the time period because it was one of the first sicience fiction books written. also it was one of few books written about time travel. people still read this book tobay because it is a book that is enlightening about the future of the world if pople continue to do what they do. also it is a very enjoyable and short book.
The Time Machine
By: H.G. Wells
The Time Machine
3.The final major theme is time travel. Time Travel is a major theme in this book because in the beginning of the book the time traveler goes into the idea and bacs of time travel to give the reader a preface to the conversations he has with the medical man and Filby. Also in the book the time traveler is trying to get back the time machine to travel back to the time he came from.
The White Flowers - While telling his story, the narrator shows his audience the two white flowers – "not unlike very large white mallows" – that Weena stuffed in his pockets. When he finishes his story, his dinner guests consider these flowers as evidence: they're weird flowers, so they could be proof that he actually did time travel. But in the Epilogue, the narrator decides to treat the flowers as symbols. He asks himself what these flowers mean.
Samantha Duvall, Dominic Schnaath, and Jalen Cortes
A group of men, including the narrator, listen to the Time Traveler discuss his theory that time is the fourth dimension.
1. A major theme is
On page 13 the Time Traveler expresses his thoughts about his findings of the Fourth dimension, his thoughts gave him a power so great he could change history to his liking.
"And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers – shrivelled now, and brown and flat and brittle – to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man".
The narrator considers these flowers to be a good thing.
Well, I don't mind telling you I have been at work upon this geometry of four dimensions for some time
. Some of my results are curious. For instance, here is a portrait of a man at eight years old , another at fifteen, another at seventeen, another at twenty- three and so on."
The way The Time Traveler continues on about his findings could be used to foreshadow that he will abuse his power. He talks to the small group of people with a certain arrogance, as if he was boasting instead of informing the group.
2. Relativity of Time.
The Time Traveler explains some basic concepts of relativity in Chapter I, proposing that time is a fourth dimension of space and that we overlook this because "our consciousness moves along it." "The Time Machine" is less a work of hard science than one of social science, Wells holds true to some of these ideas. For instance, the Time Traveler does not instantly appear in some future or past point, but must travel through time at an increased rate to get there; he goes into the future, for instance, by moving quickly relative to normal time. He also remains in the same space, since the Time Machine only moves along this fourth dimension (however, if the Time Machine were truly to stay in the same space, it would end up in some part of space as the earth revolved around the sun).