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While the scientist is talking about the bacteria, H.G Wells makes him talk about it as if it is a human and that it is like us.

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The Stolen Bacillus This is a story set in the 19th century people had dress codes which reflected your status in society. The dress code was formal and quite severe it was almost as if the longer your top hat the higher up the rank you are in importance in society. In this story we meet a man who wants to help the society and quality of living whereas the other wants to destroy order as he is what's known as an anarchist. This is someone who is feels that people should be responsible for there own actions and decisions meaning they govern their own lives. In the 19th century anarchists were seen as political agitators and sometimes violent. As in this story where we will see a man desperate and willing to go to extremes to get his point heard. While the scientist is talking about the bacteria, H.G Wells makes him talk about it as if it is a human and that it is like us. ...read more.


Even though this story had some seriousness behind it there was a lot of farcical laughter in this chase. Even the thoughtlessness and gullibility of the scientist not realising that a stranger would pay so much attention to some bacteria. The anarchist is very absurd into thinking that by drinking the potion that he would be able to infect the whole population in the story it says, "He went walking down Waterloo Bridge jostling as many people as possible trying to infect them". The real blow must have come to the anarchist when he realises that that was the wrong phial. We know that this is true as the scientist says," it is a phial which turns things blue so that is the only thing he will achieve". The two characters in the story who are set on big ideas are the Scientist and the anarchist. ...read more.


Another example of her wanting to make sure that they are dressed appropriately in public is when they saw someone they knew coming towards them. She wanted the scientist to put on his coat on a hot summers day. When he refused she became frustrated. The cabbies are another group of people in this story which shows the reality that this story is set in with their harsh cockney accents and they just represent the everyday people in this story. The scientist has to rely on people which would be classed as inferior to save the predicament he put himself in. These cabbies bring a lot of humour to the story. In this story H.G Wells is trying to get the point across those politicians and scientists aren't as clever as they think they are and they also take themselves to seriously and so therefore make mistakes. In the Victorian era they believed they could improve man though industrial advancement this was achieved by individual successes like the scientist and through agreed religious ideas. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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