Book Report

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The story opens with a group of men talking to a man who claims to be able to time travel. He proves with a miniature time machine, but several of the men are skeptical. The time traveler has another meeting and comes to it exhausted. He claims he has traveled to the future and tells his story. He says when he arrived he saw white creatures speaking a weird language. When he tries to return to his time, he finds his machine has disappeared. He is forced to stay get to know the creatures, which he finds out are called Eloi. He also finds out that there is another species that lives underground called Morlocks. He journeys into the world of Morlocks, but they try to kill him. He believes they are the ones who stole his machine. While exploring, Morlocks attack him. He saves himself by starting a forest fire. When he gets back to the home of the Eloi, he finds his time machine. However, he realizes that the Morlocks are using it to trap ...view middle of the document...

An important character in the novel is the time traveler. He travels thousands of years into the future and meets a whole new race of creatures. The time traveler is bold and curious. He tries out his time travel machine on his own and risks his life. He explores the future of the world. Eventually, he makes it back from his first adventure and is able to tell his story. However, he goes back into the future and has not returned after several years. A small character in the story is Weena. Weena is one of the white Eloi and is friends with the time traveler. The time traveler saved Weena from drowning, which created their friendship. Weena is along with the time traveler for many of his adventures.
The conflict in the story is man versus man. The Morlocks, who are believed to be a future descendent of man, have taken the time traveler’s machine, and he is unable to return to his own time. He tries desperately to find it but cannot. He also realizes that the Morlocks are dangerous and want to kill anyone they see.
The conflict is resolved when the Morlocks trap the time traveler and Weena in the forest. The time traveler starts a fire to help protect them. The pair get away and return to the home of the Eloi. When they get back, the time traveler sees his machine but realizes the Morlocks are trying to trap him again. However, he gets on his machine and travels before the Morlcoks can kill him.
An obvious theme in the story is time travel. The whole story is based around it. At the beginning of the novel, the traveler explains the concept of the fourth dimension and how to time travel. Another theme is the future of mankind. The time traveler believes that the Eloi and Morlocks are the future of humans. However, our future seems to be a dangerous and war-filled time. It reminds us that we must come together if we are to last a long time as a species.
I found this book to be mediocre. It was one of my least favorite books from the list as of now. The story was interesting, but I was waiting for something more to happen with time machine. Also, there were only a few characters that we actually met in the novel. This made the story less interesting.

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