The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Let me start off this essay by saying that

I believe H.G.(Herbert George) Wells is one of the most intelligent writers
of his time: a true futurist. Obviously, I read The Time Machine by H.G.

Wells and I would like to say that it was extremely well written and sounds
as though it was written fairly recently. It may just sound this way because
the human race has not really tried Time Traveling. The theme of The Time

Traveler is, as I see it: Think about what you are doing before doing it.

The Time Traveler should have thought his journey through and taken precautions
for everything that could possibly go wrong, or right for that matter.

If he had done this, I am sure he would have had a camera, matches (to
fight off the Morlocks), cigars (he constantly longs for them throughout
the novel) and of course, his machine would not have been captured by the


The main characters in The Time Machine
were The Time Traveler, Weena (an Eloi who The Time Traveler rescued),
the Eloi as a race and the Morlocks as a race. Now that you know the main
characters, I will explain their purpose in the novel and their behaviors.

Weena was by far the most interesting character in the novel. She was an

Eloi who was drowning while trying to bathe in a river. The Time Traveler
quickly jumped into the river and rescued her. Weena then started following

The Time Traveler everywhere during his explorations. He learned about
the Eloi people and their language and the Morlocks from Weena. The Time

Traveler was definitely intelligent. He figured out a way to travel through
time! He was also a very charming, rich and friendly man, a little too
anxious and curious, I would say. His anxiousness made him go to another
time unprepared, nothing with him but a package of matches. The Morlocks
are a futuristic equivalent to our current day primates-just uglier, smellier
and they live underground. They are very aggressive and are blinded by
even weak sources of light. The Morlocks are carnivorous and sometimes
make a meal of an Eloi. The Eloi are a beautiful, friendly and fragile
race of small creatures. They seem to have a great fear of the dark, because
that is when the Morlocks come out from their Underworld. Both are descendents
of humans. The Morlocks stole The Time Machine (I think) to lure The Time

Traveler into the brass gates so they could make a meal out of him.

The Time Machine is about a man, whose
name is not revealed, referred to as The Time Traveler. He builds a Time

Machine and travels forward in time. When The Time Traveler arrives at
his destination, 8 million years later, he discovers that the world is
not futuristic at all, but rather primitive! The Time Traveler explores
this new world and finds that there are two primitive species, the Eloi
and the Morlocks, which seem to be descendents of humans. The oddest thing
about the Morlocks is that they cannot leave their Underworld in daylight,
because the light will blind them. This is why the Eloi stay inside during
the night and the Morlocks come out. During the Time Traveler\'s exploration,
his Time Machine was stolen. When The Time Traveler noticed his missing
machine he
began to go crazy. There were a million
thoughts going through his head, the most prominent one being: the machine
is gone or destroyed and he will have to spend the remnants of his life
there. After this unfortunate event The Time Traveler spent most of his
time exploring; at one point he went into the underworld-stupid move. He
soon found that he was surrounded by Morlocks, so he lit a match. The light
from the match scared the Morlocks away, then he made an escape back to
the surface. At this point, the Time Traveler, to his dismay, realized
that the Morlocks were not as nice as the Eloi. In fact, the Morlocks had
stolen his Time Machine. One day, exploring with Weena, The Time Traveler
came across what seemed to be a museum. The museum was full of items that
appeared to be from our time, like guns and knives. He got a box of matches,
a block of camphor and what he called a mace, which was a solid metal rod.

After taking these items, he left the museum with Weena, but on the way
home, it became dark. The Morlocks were following them and when they finally
made their move and came over