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The War Of The Worlds The War Of The Worlds is about Martians coming down to earth and they start invading London. The Martians try to wipe out mankind in London. But don't become very successful because they get wiped out by the tiniest things on earth bacteria. The novel was published in 1898. At this time the British Empire was strong and dangerous. The British Empire conquered many places, such as India and parts of Africa. They were colonizing the countries. People say that at that time the British Empire were "Stretched to their limits" Religion was being questioned by a man called Charles Darwin, who was a famous scientist. He came up with the idea that humans evolved from apes animals and cells multiplied. Religion was being questioned by science, there were things that religion couldn't explain and science did. Religion at that time started to get doubted because people were seeing it that science had the answers and religion didn't. ...read more.

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Species will continue to evolve as needs demanded. This theory captured wells imagination clearly. Wells came up with the idea that man would one day come to the point of its evolution and that mankind would suddenly have a big head and big hands. He said this because all we do is work with our hands and use our brain a lot. Wells also wrote a book before The War Of The Worlds, called The Man Of The Year Million. In this book he describes man changing and evolving. In the book he says that man would come to its last evolution stage and also says this "Watch them hop on their hands about the pure white marble floor. Great hands they have, enormous brains, soft, liquid, soulful eyes." This quote shows mankind has come to its last point of evolution. He also describes humans just suddenly changing and having these kind of features. In The War Of The Worlds its quite similar, he says mankind could evolve from better to worse and we could end up like the Martians. ...read more.

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Wells includes the reader by asking questions such as "The planet Mars, I scarcely need remind the reader". What wells is doing here is asking for the readers participation and he says it as if the person already has knowledge about Mars and knows what he's talking about. The novel is written to the first person. This is also an effective device to use in this novel because it makes it real and also makes it horrifying. The narrator's occupation is "a speculative philosopher" and H.G Wells is a science fiction writer. Wells describes his area of expertise for example he says "my particular province is speculative philosopher." Wells wasn't a scientist he was just interested in science. In the novel this is seen as Wells referring to himself. Wells asks for the reader participation. "The planet Mars I scarcely need remind the reader....." he asks the reader participation when he says "people who have never seen these structures and have only the ill - imagined efforts of artists or the imperfect descriptions of such eye witness as myself to go upon scarcely realize that living quality." Saleem Ali Shireland Language College 20642 ...read more.

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