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The Time Machine


            G Wells, Wells portrays the future to an exact detail. Is there any truth behind these ideas or are they just science fiction? In The Time Machine the main character, the Time Traveler, believes he has traveled to the end of the world. He encounters new life forms in his journey into the future. He has his own theories of why this happened, but could his theories actually come true? There are many common beliefs that the world will come to an end one day, but when and why will this actually happen no one knows. Through the Time Machine, H.G wells notion of the future and the end of the human race does actually have some truth behind it. .
             Well's vision of the future is of a class divided society. When Well's Time Traveler travels into the future he encounters two types of life forms, The Eloi and The Morlocks. The Eloi are surface dwelling people and the Morlocks live below ground, shunned from the society of the Eloi. The Eloi are simple and beautiful creatures, but the Time Traveler thinks of them as weak and lazy. "Social triumphs, too, had been effected. I saw mankind housed in splendid shelters, gloriously clothed, and as yet I had found them engaged in no toil. There were no signs of struggle, neither social nor economical struggle."(P.34) .
             Well's theory of the future is an argument against Darwinist evolution beliefs. Darwinist beliefs state that through time mankind will advance into a more sophisticated and overall better species. A common Darwin saying is "survival of the fittest." The meaning behind this is that the strong organisms that adapt to the environment will survive and pass their traits on to their offspring. The Time Traveler sees that the Eloi do not naturally adapt to stronger and more complex states therefore he believes that this means the world is coming to an end. He believes this because evolution is no longer producing complex organisms. "Had they been strong, energetic, and intelligent, and had used all its abundant vitality to alter the conditions under which it lived.


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