• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

War of the Worlds: Summary

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The story begins on August 2nd, 1894. The narrator is in an observatory, when he sees a bright flash appear on Mars. The next ten days, the bright flash appears, but everyone thinks they are meteors. A few days later, a cylinder crash lands in the Narrator's town, Woking, England. The townsfolk are amazed and surround the cylinder, along with scientists Oglivy and Henderson. Suddenly the cylinder unscrews and an octopus looking creature comes out. It fires a heat ray at the surrounding people, instantly killing them. The town evacuates, and the Narrator takes his wife to a nearby town to be safe. ...read more.

Middle

The two decide to go to London and leave the Narrator's house. They come to a river crossing where they are forced to swim across, but they are separated. Another tripod appears and attempts to kill everyone at the water crossing, but is killed when artillery strikes its head. The narrator manages to get to the shore and continues to London, where his brother resides. His brother watches as London descends into chaos as people are desperately trying to leave by any means necessary. He decides to leave also, and hitches a ride with two women, Mrs. Elphinstone and he sister-in-law. ...read more.

Conclusion

The curate overtime becomes insane from being trapped in the house and begins to scream. The Martian hears, and comes into the house and feeds on the curate as the narrator hides in the pantry. The narrator escapes and continues onward. He comes upon the artilleryman once again. He tells him of his dreams of rebuilding civilization underground. Thinking his plans are nonsense, the narrator moves on to London only to find devastation. Tired of all the misery, he decides to kill himself by running in front of a tripod. But he finds that it's not moving, and the Martians have died from bacterial infections.The narrator returns home. He Is still dad from his wife dying in the attack. But when he arrives, his wife is there waiting for him. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe essays

  1. A War Story

    My heart leaped! A deep voice came from behind me, I turned around so fast my neck cricked and in front of me was Shahid! He'd changed so much but his eyes remained that same grey colour. He'd become exceedingly tall forcing me to strain my neck to look into his eyes.

  2. A War Story.

    "Thank you so much Ammi. You won't regret this, I promise. Sheeza we need to pack" ***** My eyes had been glued to my feet for the past three hours. Looking out the window made me feel death and destruction in the worst ways possible due to the horrendous Kashmiri war.

  1. the worlds greatest

    This was it, I had to knock out Foreman, and I only had a minute to do so. I swung four times at his big, globular head and landed each one, then I took in to his mid section and just as I saw red I threw my right fist

  2. Dolphin Island by Arthur C. Clarke, a plot summary.

    this case it was Johnny's aunt and more than willingly she agreed and sign the papers immediately. He did think about his leaving but he did not regret, now it was another chapter of his life. Johnny's hard work with the aqualungs and many hours of diving proved be to

  1. Astonishing Woking

    Woking hasn't forgotten about the youngsters either! Stresses - out mums can relax with a calming cuppa whilst the little monsters burn off all the energy in the house of play or if they have hit their teens then the perfect place for them is the chaos and the quake

  2. Separate Worlds

    I probably won't feel safe again. Xx-Aims-xx Every night without fail, Will snuck out of his window, careful to lock the door in case his mum tried looking for him. Every night without fail, Will stood by their tree waiting. Every night without fail, he prayed that she'd be there. That they could be together again.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work