The Time Machine

The time traveler

The ending of the time machine is the notably ambiguous, with the time traveler disappearing and unnamed narrator listing some possibilities for where and when he went. Why do you think wells wrote such an ambiguous ending

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Wells removes the pessimistic tone Chapter XI ended on by allowing the TT to travel again through time, and with ambiguous results. That he chooses not to return to the present says something about his change in attitude. Obviously, time travel is an exciting, seductive lifestyle, and continuing adventures would be difficult to pass up. But maybe the TT understands that he no longer belongs with the Victorian elite, and sees in them the beginnings of the lazy, effete Eloi. Perhaps he has even dedicated himself to preventing the class-divided dystopia he originally saw (and saving Weena, too).