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In 1898, H.G Wells published a novel named War of the Worlds. At the time, Charles Darwin had just recently thought up the theory of evolution. The novel shows that theory

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War of the Worlds In 1898, H.G Wells published a novel named War of the Worlds. At the time, Charles Darwin had just recently thought up the theory of evolution. The novel shows that theory when showing how the Martians die of tiny bacteria. H.G Wells uses many different atmospheres in the novel, one such atmosphere being the tension and fear he creates. In extract 1, the Martians come to Earth and land in the space pods. Here, a lot of tension is created as the readers are getting impatient because they want to know what is in the pod. To do this, the writer uses personification in some parts. For example, when the Martian reveals itself, H.G Wells describes its likeness to "a bear". ...read more.

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During the action, when the writer is in the river Thames and being scalded by the intense heat of the heat rays on the water, he uses his senses yet again to say what is happening and how he feels. For example when he says "half blinded, agonised, I staggered through the leaping, hissing water". This is also a good use of personification as he makes out that the water is alive and "leaping" around. Extract 3 is used to describe the death of the Martians and support Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. The atmosphere in this final extract is more of a relieved and victorious one. He shows this by mentioning he is not scared, but exhilarated. ...read more.

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It's fairly obvious the novel is still appealing to some audiences because there has been a motion picture of the novel made aswell as another copy of the book itself. The remake of the book was brought out in 1957, the height of the cold war. It shows the threat between certain countries and shows that there country could be invaded or come under nuclear attack at any time. The film "War of the Worlds" was released in 2002, during the invasion of Iraq, representing how it would feel to be invaded by foreigners. For the reasons stated above, I believe that the novel "War of the Worlds by H.G Wells, will always be popular as a novel and as a motion picture. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ryan Nelson 10V2 ...read more.

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