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I used to love this book back in elementary school! Wow I completely forgot about it
Never thought I'd hear a book summary by Darrell Sheets
the mobie was bad
Great summary but you skipped some symbolic meanings such as what the white sphinx means and why he used the stick and match as weapons
I read this while i was incarcerated and really enjoyed it.
the psychologist is not a woman!
The Traveller asks his guests to picture a cube. A cube has length, width and depth. Yet a cube must also exist for a period of time to be a cube. We overlook this fact due to our nature. For example, if a cube was 1 inch cubed, yet existed for 0 seconds, it is not a cube. If it exists for any fraction of time, even 1 second, then it is a cube. This is the same idea as a line of 0 length not being a line – it's just a concept. He also states that time and space are the same thing. The only difference is that our consciousness progresses along the time axis. Time is a kind of space.
He shows a graph of weather readings – the graph itself is a measurement. Since this measurement is not in any of the space dimensions currently thought of, instead, it is of the time dimension.
Then they argue if one can travel along the time dimension. The Time Traveller says we can. He argues that gravity weighs us down in the third dimension, but is still traversable.
I am reading this for a book report and the book makes zero sense so thanks a lot ✊🏻 this really helped
That made no sense
I don’t really understand the ending of the book. Did the time traveler just start traveling again and ended up staying in another time the reason he’s “never seen again”?
Is this book grade 10 appropriate?
I read through this painfully boring book and couldn't organize my thoughts on it. Your review helped me! thank you
This summary video is very good for someone who needs it but would also like to point out that there were some small details missed that were important and the the “murlocks” are actually in the books words “morlocks”.
tbh am reading this book rn and I can just barely understand what the heck is going on like words are so "smart" so I had to come here thx man
Thank you so much dude!!!! T_T I was about to die because I forgot to read this book before coming back to class.
It's an interesting book to read
They made a movie out of this, didn't they?
Very good review. Thanks.
“Morlock” not “Murlock”
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Just read the book (for the first time) recently, and I really enjoyed it. Didn't resemble the movies all that much, and I think neither of them really captured the book's narrative; visually, nor in terms of story. The old movie was just.. too 1960 for my taste, and the new one has more of its own take on it, but I don't think it added much to the story (if at all.. it actually ruins much of it). So I still kinda want to see a proper film adaptation. Or maybe an animated movie, because the parts of the book that are in the future really have a sort of dreamlike, mythological feel to them, perhaps better captured in animation (either CG or hand-drawn). I didn't imagine the Eloi to look that human (in the movies, they're really just.. people), but in the book, I got more of a Gelfling type o vibe, although not entirely like that, but still.. a somewhat more Elvish look perhaps, I don't know.
It's obvious that Weena really does resemble a child more than anything else, and the entire Weena part of the story actually bothered me more than it probably should have. On the one hand, while reading it, you kinda want the Time Traveler to develop more of real relationship with her, but then, she is really small and innocent, so if there would've been some kind of romantic love there, then that's somewhat problematic now, for obvious reasons. But the book did give me the impression that it was romantic in a very innocent type of way, as they do sleep with each other, and they cuddle, and she seems to adore him in her own way. She resembles a girl, but she really isn't. I think that's why the character is played by an adult woman in both movies; because it allows for this romantic involvement, even though in the books.. it really kinda doesn't, because of her childlike appearance and demeanor. So it's either a romantic involvement, or more of a father-daughter approach, and I think the book leans more towards the latter. And if I were to make a movie about it, I think I would do the father-daughter thing, instead of making it a real love relationship. Just because I think that's truer to the book, and isn't done all that much in storytelling (or movie making). Either way, what bothered the fuck out of me was the Time Traveler's reaction to Weena's demise, assuming she did in fact die – as this wasn't explicitly stated in the book, but was merely implied as the Time Traveler simply assumed that she died. It was almost like he didn't really care all that much, which is just not acceptable, regardless of the type of love they shared. Either one would really require more of an emotional response in my opinion. The Time Traveler, in the book, expresses his feelings regarding her death a couple of times, but I didn't really believe it. So I actually disliked that part of the book specifically. Weena's role is just tossed aside, and the Time Traveler's actions don't really incorporate her, beyond the point of trying to keep her safe during the nights, and trying to protect her in the dark forest.. at which he failed miserably, but just shrugs it off and basically goes: "Oh well, better for her to burn to death than to be taken and eaten by the Morlocks! Alright, now where was I? O yeah, back to finding the machine!!" Why does this piss me off so much? Lol. Maybe it's just due to Wells' writing, like, perhaps he wasn't too comfortable or experienced in writing more dynamic love stories.. I honestly don't know since this was the first and only book I read of his. But it would've been nice if the Time Traveler's priorities somewhat shifted from trying to return to his own time, to trying to look after Weena. But it never even occurs to him, which is why, I think, you don't really buy it when he says that thinking about what happened to her affects him.
It could be that as the book comes to an end and the Time Traveler disappears for good, that he went back to the future, to find Weena when she is still alive, and takes her to a safer place, a better time, and cares for her. I'd like to think that that's what he did.
The underlying Communism, Capitalism, Upper class and Lower class themes.. those are a bit outdated now. But still, if turned into a film, it would still take place during the time in which it's set in the book, so it would still make sense for the Time Traveler to interpret the world from that social/political point of view, as that was relevant to him.
Anyway, I'm rambling. You made a great video by the way. Peace!
am i the only one who picture the eloi people like the jinos from banjo kazzioie?
This is a good summary but some details are missing
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