Instead, he explores the Upperworld more, one day happening upon a huge green structure which he calls the Palace of Green Porcelain. Our protagonist is Kira, a seventeen years old medic in training. James recognizes him as the same man but how could he possibly have not changed in such a long time? Realizing they are helpless, he no longer fears them and leaves in the morning to return to the sphinx statue, planning to pry open the pedestal with the lever. After a mugger kills his , Emma, he devotes himself to building a time machine that will allow him to to save her. While George keeps the Morlocks at bay with the torch, the Eloi start moving towards the stairs, but then he drops the torch and he is reduced to fighting with his fists.
Unlike his friend David Philby, Alexander would rather do pure research than work in the world of business. Frightened by the Morlocks, he takes Weena to try to find a place where they will be safe from the Morlocks' nocturnal hunting. George begins to talk to Eloi about when he came from. Since he was only away from the machine for a short time, he assumes that it cannot have been taken very far and concludes that it must be hidden in the pedestal of the huge white sphinx statue. He first encounters the Eloi, a race of pretty, vacuous beings descended from humans. He slows the machine down in the summer of 1900, and the alternating daylight and darkness slows, George looks across the street and sees the dummy in the department store window dressed differently.
The date is January 5, 1900. The green building, he discovers, is an old museum with several exhibits. He does not find anything for breaking open the pedestal. Remembering their fear of fire, George lights a match, and the Morlocks retreat, but the match goes out soon and they can advance again. The exhausted Time Traveller returns to the pedestal to find that it has already been pried open. Above ground live the Eloi—gentle, fairy-like, childish creatures, whose existence appears to be free of struggle.
His friends think he might be a little nutty when he tells them how it can move not through space, but through time. The Morlock explains that Alexander cannot alter Emma's fate, because her death is what drove him to build the time machine in the first place: saving her would be a virtual impossibility due to. The time traveler starts out the story by telling a listening group of men that he believes that time exists in the fourth dimension and proves his mastery of it by making a miniature time machine and making it disappear into thin air. He likewise starts his time traveling as an idealistic Social Darwinist, trusting human progress will constantly move forward, yet he reverses his musings once he watches the Eloi and the Morlocks. Weena tags along with the Traveler, and he soon discovers the existence of the Morlocks, a race of subterranean creatures descended from the human working class that maintain the underground machines that support the Eloi. As before, Filby lingers to talk to him.
In the darkness, he fights them as he gets into the machine's saddle and reattaches the levers. G Wells, the Eloi had this problem. He asks them to come back to his house a week later for dinner, to which he returns from his first time travel experience. Music by WingoWinston from newgrounds. He continues forward, into the future, and watches the dead Morlock on the floor rot to a skeleton and then to dust. He runs forward to the machine and calls for Weena to join him, intending to take her home with him.
The Time Traveller concluded from that, that they were living in some kind of a communistic system. At first he just tried it out, he pressed the starting lever and almost immediately the stopping one. He tells his guests of his travels in his time machine, the work about which his friends knew. George borrows a cigar from one of his friends, and bends it and puts it in the little model's seat to represent the man who is time traveling, then, using one of his friends' fingers, pushes the switch forward. However, I doubt the extent of their mental deterioration. The Time Traveller concludes, feeling disgusted, that the Eloi are not the only species that have evolved from humans of his day: the Morlocks, as the ape beings are called, are human descendants, too. My criticisms aside, I thought the novel has held up very well.
When several Morlocks attack him, he uses matches to fend them off and barely escapes. The Time Machine seems to compare favorably with mainstream literature of its day. Alexander is nursed back to health by a woman named Mara, one of the few Eloi who speak English. No decomposition, no nitrogen fixation, no plants … no Eloi. While Charles Dickens won sympathy for the poor by sentimentally depicting their struggle, Wells chose to incorporate a number of scientific—both natural and social—ideas in his argument against capitalism. The sun comes up and moves rapidly across the sky.
He shows the machine to the guests, but they remain skeptical. There he met a race of small, human descended men called Eloi. Closer to the building, the sounds of the siren are deafening. Watchett turns out the lights. He opens a box on the table to reveal a machine, which he can hold comfortably in his hands, consisting of a seat, a control panel with a switch in front, and a rotating disk in back, surrounded by a brass railing. The following week, the Time Traveller is a half hour late to his own dinner party.
He also plans to bring Weena back to his own time. While this story was not the first to mention the idea of time travel, it has been one of the most influential in the realm of science fiction. Once the Time Traveller has washed up, he agrees to tell his story in full on the condition that nobody argues with him or asks questions, since he is terribly exhausted. The Time Traveller compares them to , which we think are kind of cute, but we'll give it to him. George tells him he is preoccupied with time because he is unhappy with the time he lives in, with its constant wars and strife. When he hears noises in the darkness similar to those from the well, he breaks off the lever of a machine. The narrator receives another dinner invitation from the Time Traveller for the next Thursday, and, of course, he goes.