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GCSE: H.G. Wells

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  1. “Although Science fiction must be inventive it still really concentrates on human behaviour.” How far do you find this true of ‘War of the Worlds’ and ‘Fahrenheit 451’.

    When she wakes up in the morning she does not realise what has happened and dosed not believe Montag when she tells her that she over dosed. When the medics come to transplant her blood they tell Montag that they have at least eight or nine cases a night, this proves that there must be a lot of people in the world which are just like Mildred and who are completely engrossed in technology. On the other hand is Clarisse, she does not care for the technology and would rather ask questions and touch things.

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  2. Comparison of Horror Stories

    Shape shifting has been a well-used device in horror stories for centuries. The language used in the body snatcher is quite old fashioned, with examples such as the apparent lack of knowledge towards medical terms and theories that are nowadays well known facts. This gives a strong historical feel to the events taking place. The story gives out a strong sense of the apprehensiveness felt towards the medicine practice in the 1800's, this distrust is evident in this book. The villains are just trying to expand their medical knowledge and increase their power over nature by dissecting human beings.

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  3. In the Time Machine the reader becomes familiar with H.G.Wells view of a dystopian future. How might this future be avoided?

    It is the first sign that he has entered a future that has devolved as time has passed. A feeling that the new society is not friendly is grasped when the white Sphinx stares straight at him ?It chanced that the face was towards me; the sightless eyes seemed to watch me.? (Page 23 line 13). The Time Traveller then comes across the Elois who have evolved in looks. They are smaller and frailer and he can describe them all since they all look alike with the same features.

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