H.G. Wells Essays

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Ann Veronica

The world of H.G. Wells’ Ann Veronica includes distinct colors in every scene. A particular color that comes up often is the color white. The many associations made with white seem to be on two opposite poles. At first, it is used to describe fear...

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The Invisible Man

Upon its publication in 1897, The Invisible Man came to supply the English market with another Faustian figure, by no means the first created by H.G. Wells, nor the earliest in the history of Victorian literature. Portrayed as a dangerous...

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The Time Machine

In his early novel, The Time Machine, H. G. Wells is critiquing the Victorians’ fears of evolution. Charles Darwin’s theories were cutting-edge in Wells’ time, and they terrified many of the upper class. What if humans devolve to the point where...

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The Time Machine

The Time Machine is a 1960 science fiction film that was produced and directed by George Pal. Based on an 1895 novel of the same title by H.G. Wells, the film portrays an inventor’s journey into the distant future and his findings. As George, the...

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The Time Machine

In H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, the unnamed narrator, commonly referred to as the Time Traveler, creates a device that is capable of time travel, and proceeds to meet two humanoid species of the far distant future. The Time Traveler’s adventure...

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Mad Scientists in Literary History

The figure of the ‘mad scientist’ is present in many literary works, and its influence as an irresponsible character with an uncontrollable intelligence can be found in many others. But before explaining its...

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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Horror can be defined as the feeling excited by something shocking or fear-inducing[1]. The physical or represented form of the body certainly can induce these feelings given the appropriate circumstances and contexts. The present paper will...