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This essay is aimed to establish the differences between the rich and the poor in the two books 'Daz 4 Zoe' and 'The time machine'.

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The Wider Reading Essay : By Nick Troake. This essay is aimed to establish the differences between the rich and the poor in the two books 'Daz 4 Zoe' and 'The time machine'. 'The time machine' was written in Victorian times roughly a century before 'Daz 4 Zoe' was written. Although the two books were written so far apart from each other, there are still a few similarities between the two like the social messages they convey. Both books are basically saying that if society stuck together and if everyone was kinder to each other, we would not have a divide in society and the world would be a much nicer place. As you know this essay is aimed to define the differences between the rich and the poor and I believe that one of the greatest differences is that the rich get plenty of opportunities and the poor quite simply don't. We can clearly see this in 'The time machine' where the Eloi (rich) live on the surface and eat fine fruit, dictate to the Morlocks (poor) ...read more.

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The time traveller is also very wary of the morlocks and is very taken back with their discruntled bodies: "I saw a small white, moving creature with large bright eyes. It was like a human spider." Both poor parties in the two books try and obtain power through violence, we can best see this with the Chippies: "1 man 1 woman 1 kid thay come out this guy waiting for them wiv his mates kill the subbies and nik there stuff." This is sadly true of today's society e.g: IRA, Saddam Hussain and other terrorist organizations. Another fact of the two books seems to be that both rich parties are living a high standard of life at the expense of the poor, in the way that instead of treating the poor as equals they have cast them aside and society has slowly forgot about the poor people: "The only Chippies we saw were those who had passes to come into a suburb to work." This strongly relates to many peoples views on the third world countries. ...read more.

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But however the differences that they do share are major ones like how the Eloi have forgotten how to make a fire. This shows just how much man has drifted from his natural beginnings. The Eloi also lose their general knowledge quite a contrast to the Victorian beliefs at the time that knowledge/ education was power: "A gallery of technical chemistry it looked hopeful." The subbies have retained their knowledge, and they try to gain power through it. This is very true of today's society because that is what Tony Blair is trying to do e.g: He thinks that because he is Prime Minister he can go against the wishes of the country and still go to war with Iraq just because we can "afford it." In conclusion of this essay I believe that the two books have more in common than they do differences. I also believe that the concerns of society in the 1890's were far less great than the society concerns of our modern day, for instance back in Victorian times there was not chemical warfare or fear of it at least and there was also no global warming, times have changed considerably since then, and we will continue to change. ...read more.

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