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Speech – The Time Machine

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Introduction

Speech - The Time Machine I read 'The Time Machine' by H.G. His full name is Herbert George Wells. He was an English novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian, whose science-fiction stories have been filmed many times. Wells' best-known works are THE TIME MACHINE (1895), THE INVISIBLE MAN (1897), and THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1898). Wells wrote over a hundred books, about fifty of them novels. The novelist made his debut with The Time Machine at the age of 29. Wells' novels are among the classical works of science fiction, but I think his romantic and enthusiastic conception of technology later turned more doubtful. Much of the realism of the story was achieved by carefully studied technical details. However, I think the description of the Time Machine itself was extremely vague and let the story down. ...read more.

Middle

The Elio, according to the hypothesis of the time traveller, are the descendants of the leisured classes; the bad Morlocks of the working classes. This prediction states Wells' own opinion again meaning he thinks the working class are evil. I found the beginning of the book very interesting when the time traveller was describing time travelling to his friends. He stated that time was the fourth dimension and that we can move along it like we can move up and down and across the first three dimensions - Length, Breadth, and Thickness - and it made me think about the possibilities and why we can not move across time like we can do in the other dimensions. But I thought it was a bit of an anti climax when he had travelled into the future. ...read more.

Conclusion

But certainly it traced such a line, and that line, therefore, we must conclude was along the Time-Dimension.' I thought the book was very cleverly structured as the main theme was time travelling and to time travel you need a time machine. This allowed the main character to be situated in many different situations e.g. year 802,701 and the original year. This made the book very interesting to reads as I wanted to know how the time traveller was going to cope and react to his new surroundings and situations. However, I would not recommend this book to any science fiction lovers as it is more like a romance science fiction novel. But I would recommend it to anyone who likes a book that requires a lot of thinking or enjoys fantasies. Overall this books portrays the young Wells looking at the world and future with his own eyes at the age of 29 or so. ...read more.

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