The Time Machine
It all starts when the Time Traveller argues that time travel is possible. The guests didn’t believe the Time Traveller, not even after he makes a model Time Machine disappear and then shows them the whole machine. The following week, the Time Traveller is a half hour late to his own dinner party. This is not only unacceptable from an manners perspective, but also pretty inexcusable if you have a Time Machine. The guests are amazed at his messy look, so he tells them his story.
At this point the Time Traveller has gone far into the future. He has gone to the year 802,701. He has no point of being there, leaving him to make guesses about what’s going on. And then his Time Machine gets stolen, so he has to stay and find it. He meets the lazy Eloi. His first theory is that the Eloi have machines that do their work for them so they can sit around and be lazy. He befriends one of the Eloi, a woman named Weena. In the movie they make it seem like the Time Traveller and Weena fell in love, but in the book it’s not like that. We don’t know what’s exactly happening with them though. Then the Time Traveller discovers that there are people who live underground. He goes underground and meets the Morlocks.
The Time Traveller’s second theory is that the Morlocks are the helpful workers who take care of the Eloi. The Eloi are descended from the upper class, while the Morlocks are descended from the working class. While everyone is happy, the Morlocks are disgusted. He finds out that the Morlocks do take care of the Eloi, but they also eat them because they taste like chicken. This is where the Time Traveller learns that the Morlocks are sensitive to light and afraid of fire. He inspects an old museum to find a weapon to use against them. He comes across a golf club, which works as well in the future as it would work now. But the Morlocks attack.
Then the Time Traveller sets a fire, which gets out of control. He loses Weena, but finds his Time Machine. He travels even farther into the future, when almost all life has gone out. It gets boring, so he goes home. And that’s his story. No one believes the Time Traveller, except the narrator. The narrator goes to talk to him the next day, and the Time Traveller says he’ll be back with proof. The Time Traveller goes into his lab and disappears. But he never comes back
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It all starts when the Time Traveller argues that time travel is possible. The guests didn’t believe the Time Traveller, not even after he makes a model Time Machine disappear […]