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Topic: Hunting with Dogs Running for your life, but yet knowing deep inside you that you're going to be ripped limb from limb. The last thing you hear is your screams for help and the sound of cheering by a group of humans. The last thing you see is your killer's face covered in your blood. Some people call this morally wrong act of cruelty a 'sport'. It is turning into a more common 'sport' around the country and it needs to stop"¦not for the distant future, but NOW! Reports and tests show that 96.9% of animals hunted and then killed by dogs die a slow painful death due to their atrocious injuries. The other 3.1% of animals killed by dogs die from exhaustion and die more quickly from its injuries. Either way the hunted animal dies from the effects of being hunted. Surely this has to stop? "Why" do you say? Well 'why' do hunting packs only hunt foxes, deer's, hares and minks? I'll tell you why, its because these animals don't defend themselves against the hounds. They aren't strong enough to attack back. They just run, run as far as they can go, until the hounds catch up and kill them. Easy targets. More animals hunted in one go. Quick and 'effective' games. If this isn't cruelty to animals, then I don't know and can't see, what is! RSPCA, CPHA and LACS are the most highly praised organisations that try to prevent these hunting games from carrying on. They try to their highest ability to try and ban hunting with dogs, but sadly the government and the House of Lords are too strong and believe this morally wrong blood sport is perfectly 'normal'. They say the sport can go ahead because it keeps control over the numbers of Foxes, Deer's, Hares and Minks. However, studies show that the number of those animals doesn't need controlling and could decrease at alarming rates in the near future. If they thought this sport helps keep control and that it's the only way, well they're wrong! Scientists show that the only rightful way to keep control over the numbers of animals is not to hunt them with dogs but to shoot them with a type of tranquilliser which would cause the animal to die a quiet, non painful death. This is kind to the animal without the outrage of a bloodthirsty dog ripping them limb from limb. Are the government and the House of Lords being stubborn? Scared to face up to the situation and the blood sports team members? Among the supporters of hunting there is a fear that if it is banned there will be a severe shortage of jobs in rural areas. However I feel that this argument does not stand up in today's modern world with its very low overall unemployment rates. In addition to this the rapid increase in opportunities for working at home coupled with the advances in computer technology and the associated training courses available make it easier to replace any lost jobs. "Hunting is natural. Humans have been hunting since the moment we were created, so why stop now?" says Mr Robert Burns, a farmer from Somerset. Everybody aggress initially we were barbaric in nature but surely we're suppose to have progressively become more civilised. Or have we? Picture the scene: You're looking for food for your loved one and your 4 children. You hear a noise, which you've heard before, but you carry on hunting for food for your family. Then suddenly out of the bushes jump 15 hounds, thirsty for blood, your blood. You run until you can run no more; you collapse. Fighting for your breath, you try to get up but before you know it you're being ripped apart. You're dead. Your body is covered in blood and taken away by a human on a horse. Your skin to make clothes. Your flesh to be eaten by your killers. Your bones crushed to mark various items. Your family is left to starve. Your family is dead. But worse the, perpetrators revel in it. The question we need to ask is, who are the real animals, the Foxes, Deer's, Hares and Minks, or US? Let us make positive steps to change this situation by getting the law changed to ban hunting with dogs.
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Topic: Hunting with Dogs Running for your life, but yet knowing deep inside you that you're going to be ripped limb from limb. The last thing you hear is your screams for help and the sound of cheering by a group of humans. The last thing you see is your killer's face covered in your blood. Some people call this morally wrong act of cruelty a 'sport'. It is turning into a more common 'sport' around the country and it needs to stop…not for the distant future, but NOW! Reports and tests show that 96.9% of animals hunted...
know it you're being ripped apart. You're dead. Your body is covered in blood and taken away by a human on a horse. Your skin to make clothes. Your flesh to be eaten by your killers. Your bones crushed to mark various items. Your family is left to starve. Your family is dead. But worse the, perpetrators revel in it.

The question we need to ask is, who are the real animals, the Foxes, Deer's, Hares and Minks, or US? Let us make positive steps to change this situation by getting the law changed to ban hunting with dogs.

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Grace Nichols is a Caribbean poet....Grace Nichols is a Caribbean poet. She was born in Georgetown in 1950 and grew up in a small village on the Guyanese coast. In 1977 she moved to the United Kingdom as an act of independence and to experience a different type of culture. She wanted to escape the Caribbean"s long history of violence, invasions and slavery. Grace came to Britain seeking an identity, however through her poetry she shows that she will always be proud of her heritage and that her heart lies in the Caribbean. The issue of cultural identity is very important to her, as she feels torn between two cultures. She is searching for something which feels natural to her. Caribbean life is natural to her however, after spending so much time in the UK, going back home would be strange. The three poems link together sharing memories of childhood in the Caribbean and memories of adulthood in the U.K. The poems follow a cycle of life. The first talks of childhood- Praise song for my mother, the second of adulthood- Fat black woman, and the third, of death- Tropical death. The language she uses represents the attitude of the people from the country. For example, Creole is a free-speaking dialect- not restricted by punctuation or spelling. This represents the Caribbean and its laidback, un-restricted attitude whereas Standard English has to be carefully constructed and it's restricted format represents the English culture. There is a good example of the varied dialects in her writing in her poem 'Fat Black woman.' An example of Creole is 'and de weather so cold.' But she later goes on to say 'frozen thin mannequins' which is an example of Standard English. 'Praise song for my mother' shows positive colours of the Caribbean all the way through. It uses images to compare her mother with features of the Caribbean. The poem admires her mother for bringing her up and loving and caring for her. She later admires her for giving her freedom and letting her go. She is not inhibited or stifled. She is natural with her feelings and emotions. 'Standing alone' is giving a positive image also. The layout of the poem resembles childhood. Three simple stanzas all beginning with 'you were'. The poem is full of colourful Caribbean references. It has a different structure to the other two poems as it has almost half the amount of words. She has also fused her childhood memories with her adulthood, which emphasizes her cultural struggle. The poem is written from a child's point of view. Grace Nichols poetry shows clearly her search for her cultural identity. The negative imagery of the U.K and positive of the Caribbean shows she prefers her home country and feels more comfortable there. 'Fat black Woman' is a poem that attacks the stereotypical views of the English people. The title itself is an attack on the stereotypical image of a Caribbean woman. The poem shows a 'fat black woman' who goes shopping to find that all the clothes are too small for her. As she enters the shops, the sales girls frown upon her. The poem gives a negative view of the U.K from the very beginning as it starts 'Shopping in London winter, a real drag for the fat black woman.' This immediately gives a negative view in terms of weather but she continues to give negative views when she moves on to colour. London is made to sound unwelcoming and 'bad weather ' is a recurring image throughout all of the poems. 'Nothing bright and billowing to flow like breezy sunlight' is a line that suggests that in the Caribbean there would be colourful clothes as it is a bright and colourful place; not dull and stormy like the U.K. The simile 'like breezy sunlight' appears to be referring to the type of clothing she is looking for but, on closer inspection, this relates to the rhythmic, slow paced but comfortable Caribbean lifestyle. Nichols comments on Britain's obsession with appearance and her words suggest the sale girls are shallow and only see her for her size. 'De pretty face sale gals exchanging slimming glances.' Emphasis on size is repeated because British stores generally only cater for thin women and only employ those with good looks and nice bodies. The fat black woman feels she is getting nowhere, like she will never fit in. She is still confused as to why she came to Britain "“ 'all this journeying and journeying' - for what? On the surface this line appears to relate to the shopping trip, going from store to store. However, what she is really trying to say is that traveling all the way to Britain did not get her anywhere and if anything, made her unhappier. To Nichols, the British are cold and impolite and their smiles are false. 'Look at the frozen thin mannequins fixing her with grin.' Use of assonance here creates a cold, sharp tone. Grace Nichols also uses ambiguity in this poem. For example, she writes 'the choice is lean- nothing much beyond size 14.' This line is referring to the variety of clothes as well as stating that the stereotypical British woman has a lean body. It also shows again the stereotypical views of the English, as clothes beyond a size fourteen are hard to get because they make their clothes for thin people. This joke at the end is written to make you feel sorry for the 'fat black woman.' 'Tropical death' is another poem about a 'fat black woman' who wants a Caribbean funeral, not an English one. The title gives us instant contrast. 'Tropical' shows warmth, colour, and happiness whereas 'Death' shows coldness and sadness. As in the previous poems there are also contrasting descriptions of Britain and the Caribbean. Everything about Britain is negative and 'cold' in this poem making the colourful and lively Caribbean sound much more appealing. The poem uses an abundance of Creole and Standard English. She describes an English funeral as 'a polite hearse withdrawal' to show that the emotions are controlled and stifled whereas a Caribbean funeral is considered a celebration. We know this by the line 'a brilliant tropical death yes,' written in Creole. 'No quiet jerk tear wiping' is a quote that shows she doesn't want people to hold back at her funeral also, monosyllabic words describing a stereotypical Brit at a funeral creates a mocking effect. The line 'some brawl' represents the Caribbean lifestyle. It shows how she wants a fuss made at her funeral-some excitement at the celebration of her life. 'First night third night nine night,' repetition here emphasizes how long she wants the wake to go on for; also it imitates the rhythmical beat of the Caribbean steel drums and of a heart. The lines are also shortened, making them stand out and again, creating a slow rhythm. More than anything, the 'fat black woman' wants to return home to her motherland and family, 'In the heart of her mother"s sweet breast' and she wants the protection of her Caribbean roots, 'In the shade Of the sun leafs cool bless'. She now knows what she wants and where her cultural identity lies. The poem is concluded with confirmation of her longing to return home as it ends with a simple 'yes'. From studying the poems it is clear that Grace Nichol's is a troubled and confused woman, searching for somewhere she truly belongs. It is evident throughout her poetry that she isn't where she wants to be as Britain's culture differs intensely with that of the Caribbean.   

Grace Nichols is a Caribbean poet. She was born in Georgetown in 1950 and grew up in a small village on the Guyanese coast. In 1977 she moved to the United Kingdom as an act of independence and to experience a different type of culture. She wanted to escape the...

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A good ghost story depends upon...A good ghost story depends upon the creation of atmosphere and the build up of suspense. Show how these two ingredients are important in at least two ghost stories Ghost stories are popular with people because we enjoy being frightened. This feeling is created by the build of suspense and tension in the stories, making us excited and jumpy, letting our mind Create mysterious thoughts and what will happen next. An example of this is in the "Blair Witch Project". It is set at night in an eerie forest and the characters are surrounded by trees, so someone could be there watching them but they can't see anything moving, they can only hear the noises of things around them, rustling in the bushes. In the film "What Lies Beneath" mysterious faces keep appearing around the house of a young girl, who the man of the house had a secret past with her. The two ghost stories I have read are "The Red Room" and "The Demon Lover", are quite different from each other, but both include similar typical ingredients of a ghost story. Typical ingredients of a ghost story include, the feeling of panic and being trapped, isolation and loneliness, dark weird rooms, eerie music, an evil history, a person alone, large old house with a Gothic type theme and there are many more. Again the film "What Lies Beneath" has a good example of evil history, as a man is haunted by a girl he had an affair with and then murdered. "The Haunting" also has an evil history, as everyone who lives in this house, where the story is set, dies. Examples of typical ingredients of a ghost story in The Red Room and The Demon Lover include the feeling of being alone and isolated. In The Red Room, this feeling occurs when the narrator is in the red room and all the candles are being blown out, gradually reducing the amount of light in the room. And in the demon lover it is where Mrs Drover is alone in her house and the desolated streets. The time, in which the two stories are set in are different. "The Red Room" is set at night in an old, Gothic style, where as "The Demon Lover" is set in the day, in the Second World War. Both of the main characters also get a feeling of panic and being trapped, e.g. in "The Red Room" when the narrator is falling over and tripping up and walking into objects, when all the candles have been blown out and the example in "The Demon Lover" is where Mrs Drover is being driven off in the taxi, screaming and trying to get out. The houses in each story also have a resemblance, because in "The Red Room" the story is set in an old, eerie, isolated, that has "Chilly, echoing passages" and "The Demon Lover" is set in a sparse, un-inhabited area, in a cold, empty house. Another example is 'strange happenings'. In "The Red Room" it is weird when all the candles get blown out at once and wont relight and in "The Demon Lover" it is where the letter from 'k' is on the table in the hall. This is weird because there is no way that it could have got there, unless someone broke into the house, but there are no signs of that and no one had entered the house whilst she ad been away. "The Demon Lover" is set in the time of the Second world war, and is about a woman called Mrs Drover, who after being forced to the country, due to the bombing, she returns home to collect some of her remaining possessions, when she finds a letter from a long, lost, lover who is supposedly dead. This makes her remember her past with him, when she agreed to marry him before he went away to war 1st World War. Later on he was reported missing, supposedly dead. The thought of him now makes her worry, so she orders a taxi to get to the train station, but as she gets into the taxi, she sees the same face that she saw all them years ago, of the soldier she had agreed to marry. Mrs Drover tries to escape from the taxi but the doors are locked. The taxi driver then speeds off down the sparse streets with Mrs Drover clawing at the window in an effort to escape. "She continued to scream freely and to beat with her gloved hands on the glass all round as the taxi, accelerating without mercy, made off with her into the hinterland of deserted streets". "The Red Room" is set in an old house, inhabited only by three old people. The narrator of the story, whose name is not given, is at the house because there is supposed to be a ghost there. He is very sceptical about this and in an effort to make his point he offers to spend a night in 'The Red Room'. After 5recieving instructions on how to get to the red room, as the old people wont show him the way, he begins to make his way down the long, winding, cold passages of Lorraine Castle. As he reaches the room, he starts to examine it, putting candles in all the dark coves in the room, until there are no dark places left in the room. He begins to feel a bit nervous, after only being in the room for a short time. "I was in a state of considerable nervous tension, although to my reason there was no adequate cause for the condition". Candles suddenly start to blow out and normal objects in the room start to look life-like as shadows are cast across the room. The narrator tries to relight the candles, but as he lights one, another goes out. Then as they all go out he is left in total darkness, unable to see anything and as he tries to find the door, he starts walking into things and falling over objects, thinking that it is a ghost doing this, until he knocks himself unconscious. When awaking from his accident he, is confronted by the old people peering over him. They tell him that they found him outside the room, with blood seeping from his head and mouth. He then gives his own explanation of what it is that is in the room, saying that it is fear. "There is no ghost there at all; but worse, far worse"¦fear". Suspense is also used in the two stories to create the atmosphere. The term 'suspense', means, "A state of anxious uncertainty, e.g. the film kept us in suspense about the murderers identity". Writers of ghost stories keep you in suspense by building up tension. The tension needs to be built up and has to keep rising, but not too much, other wise it spoils the story and it is then too predictable, so there needs to be a break i.e. go to something else and then return to the tension. In "The Red Room" and "The Demon Lover", suspense is deliberately built up throughout the stories. Suspense is built up at the start of the two stories, which is good as it is what makes a book hard to put down. A sense of death and mystery is made preset, with quotes like "It was your own choosing" from "The Red Room" and "Dead air" from "The Demon Lover" "The Red Room" isn't too predictable, so the suspense is not lost. The old people add to it as well, as you are left wondering if they have got anything to do with the mystery of Lorraine castle, because they wouldn't show the narrator the way to the room. Suspense is then built when the narrator is investigating the room, because we are wondering what there is to investigate and then suspense is built again at the end, where we are left wondering whether there really is a ghost or if it is just the narrators imagination. In "The Demon Lover", the story is a bit more predictable, but it does have its good points, i.e. When Mrs Drover finds the newly placed letter, when no one has entered the house whilst she has been away. Just the fact that she's a middle class woman by her self in an empty house, on an empty street, builds up the suspense. Suspense is built all the way through the story, but I think the ending is a bit of a disappointment and is too predictable, but the fact that the writer leaves you wondering where the taxi driver is going helps build the suspense. The endings of ghost stories are a major part of them, they are what 'tops off' the suspense. The endings of "The Red Room" and "The Demon Lover" are both different, but the reader is left wondering, what happened and what is going to happen. In my own personal opinion, I think "The Red Room" has the better ending. I think this because the story line builds it up to finish it off well. You are left in a state of mystery, wondering whether there is really a ghost or if it's someone playing a trick on him. The suspense before the ending isn't built up, too much or too less and the story isn't too predictable. Where as "The Demon Lover" isn't as dramatic and exciting and the story line is quite predictable. Despite the fact that the ending is quite good, it doesn't live up to its full expectations, although this is just my opinion. We are left wondering at the end about what has happened to Mrs Dover, where has the taxi driver taken her? Did he take her away because he was getting revenge as she married someone else? These are all un-answered questions about what happened. I personally, do like ghost stories that scare me, because it makes me feel excited and my imagination runs wild. I think ghost stories set in the modern age are scarier because it makes them seem more life-like, making you think these weird happenings, are really true and could actually happen. There are different endings to ghost stories as some lave you wondering what is going to happen, but some follow through and show you what happens. I think the cut short ending is most effective, that way your mind still wonders, but if it shows you the very end, it sort of spoils it, as your mind is cleared of these thoughts, so there isn't as much excitement and it makes the story less scary. My imagination is triggered by mysterious happenings and ghosts coming back to haunt people. If the story is set In this day and age, it adds to the realism. A good example of this is in the film "What Lies Beneath". Other people may think differently about this, as they have their own, different opinions, but these are what I think.   

A good ghost story depends upon the creation of atmosphere and the build up of suspense. Show how these two ingredients are important in at least two ghost stories Ghost stories are popular with people because we enjoy being frightened. This feeling is created by the build of suspense...

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Written by H.G. Wells,... Written by H.G. Wells, the story of 'The Time Machine' is regarded by some as one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time. It puts forward many views on time travel, communism and other types of leadership which H.G. Wells felt strongly about, and also against. Herbert George Wells was born on September 21, 1866 in Kent, England. His father was a professional cricketer and shopkeeper, and his mother a former lady's maid. He took lots of short part-time jobs, including as a teaching assistant at a grammar school before going to college to study biology, where he graduated in 1888. He was influenced by a number of other writers at that time, notably Jules Verne, and he wrote his first novel 'The Time Machine', partly in response to the kind of writing Verne produced. The Time Machine was released as a book in 1895. This book was successful and ensured that he would not have to worry about the future. After this H.G. Wells wrote a number of other novels, with the most well known ones being, 'The Island of Dr. Moreau', 'The Invisible Man', and 'The War Between the Worlds'. H.G. Wells is now sometimes named 'the father of modern science fiction'. He died on the 13th August 1946, whilst working on a project that dealt with the dangers of nuclear war. The novel begins with the Time Traveller explaining his theories about the fourth dimension to a group of friends and associates gathered at his home for a weekly dinner. Most of the men present follow his explanations, agree in theory to most of his observations, but quickly become sceptical when the Time Traveller moves from speaking of the nature of time, to the possibility of moving within it. Their disbelief only increases when the Time Traveller offers to supply evidence to support his theories, bringing a small model into the smoking room. Made of metal, ivory and quartz, the machine, as the Time Traveller explains, is a replica of a full sized machine that he has built in his laboratory, and on which he plans to explore time. With his guests watching, he demonstrates the use of the machine, pushing a lever, which causes the model to disappear, into the future, the Time Traveller claims. Most of the men are initially disturbed by the presentation, not quite sure what to think, but most come to believe that the Time Traveller has been playing a trick on them, and easily dismiss his assertion that he plans to explore time within the next week. The following Thursday, another group of men gather at the Time Traveller's house, and find that the host is not at home, but has left a note asking them to start without him. They do so, entertaining themselves with guesses as to why the narrator is not present, when their host enters, dishevelled, dirty, and limping. The Time Traveller returns after washing and changing clothes, to tell the story of his morning, in which he travelled eight days. After dinner, the men gather around him to hear the uninterrupted story. The Time Traveller then tells them that this very morning his machine was finished, and he soon departs into the future. He explains that at first he could only pay attention to the sensation of time travelling, which makes him feel queasy. Once he regains his full sentences, he begins to be able to observe more fully the speed at which he is travelling, as well as the world as time passes. He watches the swiftly changing scenery and then decides to stop to see what the future holds. His stop is sudden, throwing him from the machine into the grass. He finds he Is in the same location as his laboratory, but in the year 802701. He first encounters the Eloi, who approach him soon after his arrival, leading him into a large structure in which they eat and sleep. The Time Traveller takes part in a fruit feast with the Eloi, and explores the area around the structure, observing and making judgements about the nature of the future, which quickly are shown to be incorrect. When he is in the field next, he realizes that his machine has been moved; to where, he cannot fathom. In the next few days, the Time Traveller continues to explore the area, and in the process befriends one particular Eloi named Weena, who he saves from drowning. The Time Traveller, who normally sleeps outside, eventually meets the Morlocks, the other species who inhabit the planet in 802701. He descends down a well to the underground lair where the Morlocks lived, and fought his way back to his time machine using a metal bar and some matches. After a big struggle he finally sends himself away, but mistakenly starts going forwards to time. After millions of years he sees that the moon has disappeared, the earth has stopped rotating, and the sun just bobbed on the horizon. After being attacked by a crab-like creature he went forward again until he saw the earth grow cold and dark, with a frightening eclipse of the sun, and the last remnants of life. Back at home he still tries to prove his journey through time, but still only the narrator really believed him, despite pulling out an unknown species of flower that Weena has given him. The narrator drops by the next day, and as he is just about to leave he remembers that he needs to tell the Time Traveller something, and rushes into his laboratory just in time to see the time machine vanish once more. H.G. Wells, as well as being a well-known English novelist, was also a sociologist, a historian and a scientist, and his style of writing showed this. He wrote like a scientist, with very little emotion, passion or dialogue in his work, and wrote using descriptive writing as if he was describing a practical experiment. Here is an example of this from the narration, "The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance of the incandescent lights in the lilies of silver caught the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses." If the quote was simply, 'The fire burned brightly and the light caught the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses,' you would think nothing of it. But because Wells adds the extra scientific adjectives and extra sentences of describing where a simple sentence would have been sufficient, it is an example which makes Wells style of writing stand out plainly and clearly to the readers. For a very unimportant sentence in the book the quote is rather long for just describing the fireplace and the glasses that they were holding, and it seems unnecessary to describe these sorts of objects which are superfluous to the storyline. Well's wrote like this because he thought it would make people take this novel seriously for its political and social context, not merely its creativeness, and the fact that it was written rather like an account would make important politicians and leaders of the time notice his work. He didn't want people to think of his book a fictional novel like other authors at the time Wells obviously had an interest about these sorts of unfamiliar topics at the time, as could be seen from his other novels e.g. The Invisible Man, A Modern Utopia, The Discovery of the Future, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and as these topics were rather audacious for Victorian England, he must have had an extraordinary imagination to have been able to think up such ideas. Could this have been because he was alive during a time as beneficial as the industrial revolution when everything began to change, since something like germs existed then why not another dimension? Wells also used an unidentified third person narrator to do his story telling, he does this because he wants his writing to seem more impersonal and more real, and less of the normal ' I did this' or 'I did that'. It makes it seem like the narrator was with the Time Traveller constantly but of course he was nowhere in the story except at Time Traveller's dinner parties, "The Time Traveller pushed his glass towards the silent man and rang it with his fingernail; at which the Silent Man, who had been staring at his face, started convulsively, and poured him some wine." The Time Traveller himself speaks in direct speech whilst he was either talking to the guests or the Eloi, or thinking to himself, where he used a lot of hypothetical questions, and can spend a whole page describing something like a building to the exact detail, "As the columns of hail grew thinner, I saw the white figure more distinctly. It was very large, for a silver birch-tree touched its shoulder. It was of white marble, in the shape something like a winged sphinx, but the wings, instead of being carried vertically at the sides, were spread so that it seemed to hover"¦" Well's is trying to achieve more interest and make people wonder what could be about to happen with the hypothetical questions and trying to give the readers the picture that he wants to create with the very accurate descriptions, he doesn't want people's imaginations straying too far from what Wells wants them to think. In general, the pseudo-scientific lo lend credence to the reality of the tale together with a dispassionate look at things that happen in the future make the reader focus on what is being said and less on how it is said. This strips away any real involvement with the characters and makes you focus on the story itself and the message Wells is trying to give. Wells was very much a political author. He had definite points he wished to make in his books about the state of not just the nation, but the whole world. The Time Machine was one of his earliest novels and when first written was called a 'scientific romance', rather than Science Fiction. Interestingly enough, a book has been written by Ronald Wright, called 'A Scientific Romance', which is a modern novel detailing what happened when the time machine returned to London. After Well's had witnessed the first world war he proceeded to write more non-fiction books, and undoubtedly told people that war was wrong: "The professional military mind is by necessity an inferior and unimaginative mind; no man of high intellectual quality would willingly imprison his gifts in such calling." from The Outline of History 1920 He went on in that book to give profoundly pessimistic views about mankinds future prospects, as he did in his earlier novel, The Time Machine where he went forward until the world was nothing but a shocking wasteland with barely anything left living. Well's felt that writing so convincingly about it might make people actually think about what they were doing to ruin the planet. "Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." The Outline of History 1920 Well's passionate concern for society led Well's to join the socialist Fabian Society in London. The Fabian Society was an intellectual movement concerned with the research, discussion, and publication of socialist ideas. The Fabians believed that social reform could be achieved by a new political approach of gradual and patient argument, 'permeating' their ideas into the circles of those with power; they aimed for democratic socialism throughout London. Wells was a member of this group for a few years before he had a falling out with the leaders of the party and left. This certainly tells us a lot about Well's political views and helps you understand more closely the remarks and points he has put in the Time Machine novel. It has also been said that Well's was a supporter of communism which explains why he had these views against capitalism and class division. He has also been recorded to have had some conversations with Lenin and Stalin après the Russian Revolution to further this idea. The main political theme in the Time Machine is that capitalism is dangerous, and harmful to the workers, the connection Is that the Eloi are the lazy upper class supposedly unintelligent people from 19th century London, whilst The Morlocks are the working class. The point Wells tries to make is that for people to be rich and powerful, others have to be suffering for this to happen, an example in modern day society are big sports brands like 'Nike' or 'Adidas', who are multi-million pound companies, but the people who suffer for their wealth are the poor people who make their goods for nothing in third world countries. The second theme in the story was that unlike some contemporary thought, humankind will not continue to develop forever, and there will be a time when backwards steps will be made. Wells changed this idea that the world would continue to improve and science would always get more advanced, with the idea that war could leave two very basic groups of people who were very uncivilised as the only people left on the earth. Wells tried to make people realise that if you all live too easily you will turn in to Eloi and sit and do nothing all day, and that Morlocks are a result of Capitalism gone mad, with the lower class rebelling against the upper classes to result in chaotic circumstances. Of course he made this clear that these changes would not happen immediately, but over long periods of time, and he tried to warn people that if nothing is done about it now then terrible things could happen in the future. In conclusion, the Time Machine by H.G. Wells was a very successful book that has been made into two films and has had numerous attempts to continue the story where Wells left off. It was meant to tell an interesting story but also to put forward views about capitalism and evolution. Even though Wells didn't use the most flowing and spectacular language, and used very scientific and dispassionate language, this didn't halt the success of the book. The main key ideas in the book are, is Capitalism dangerous? Could Communism solve societies' problems? Will all the hard work that has been put in to make the world such an advanced place be wasted in the future? Are complex theories such as Time Travel possible? This book has made scholars and philosophers think about these ideas and many books regarding time travel e.g. Back to the Future, communism and capitalism e.g. Animal Farm, and evolution e.g. Planet of the Apes have been written and made into films because of H.G. Wells and his incredible imagination and view of the world.   

Written by H.G. Wells, the story of 'The Time Machine' is regarded by some as one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time. It puts forward many views on time travel, communism and other types of leadership which H.G. Wells felt strongly about, and also against....

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