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This war has taught us pity - pity for those witless souls that suffer our domination What does the War of the Worlds tell us about human nature?
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"This war has taught us pity - pity for those
witless souls that suffer our domination"
What does the 'War of the Worlds' tell us about human nature?
H.G Wells was a man of new ideas and had strong political and moral views, which are prevalent throughout his 1898 novel 'The War of the Worlds'. Wells was a staunch anti-colonialist, the very idea of Empires taking over 'inferior' races repulsed him and this greatly influenced his writing in the novel. Wells was also a supporter of the theory of evolution, and regarded life as an incessant struggle for survival. This idea is used prominently throughout the book and is one of the key themes that he shows repeatedly in his account. Wells' socialist ideas challenged the conventions of the time and this combination of detailed science and Wells own views inevitably sparked controversy. 'The War of the Worlds' asked readers to question the common beliefs of the time and to think about the consequences of mankind's actions. 'The War of the Worlds' is now regarded as one of the first true science fiction novels and the fact that the ideas expressed in the novel still
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