Looking At The Time Traveler English Literature Essay

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Characters- The Time Traveler is a graceful man and is very calm, he tells a story that the others find very hard to believe. There are several guests at the part and these include the Medical Man, the Very Young Man (who find The Time Travelers story funny), Professor Simon Newcomb ( a professor who was discussing the fourth dimension to the New York Mathematical Society a month earlier), Filby (a man who loves to argue), and lastly the narrator. The narrator seems the most interested in the Time Traveler's story.

Settings- This takes place in a room with tables set in front of a fire, where people are having conversations. The Time Traveler moves in and out of the room.

Plot- The Time Traveler speaks to several guest in his home for Thursday dinner. The Time Traveler and Filby argue over mathematical definitions. The Time Travel explains how there is a fourth dimension…the fourth dimension is time. He then tells the guest that one can move through time, but many don't believe him. Filby argues that this is simply not possible. The Time machine then takes out a built model of a time machine, it looks like a small metallic,ivory, and crystalline structure that he says will allow him to travel through time.

Chapter Two

Characters- The Time Traveler is explained to be an extremely intelligent and clever man. Such a man that his story is much harder to believe. Part of the guests are:The Narrator who always seems interested in the Time Traveler, even when he doesn't belive him. The Medical Man, and he does not believe in time travel and needs an explanation first. The Psychologist who explains to the guest the account of the disappearing "time machine". Blank, an editor, who would love to hear of the Time Traveler's story, but does not believe it. The Time Traveler who arrived late, all dirt,and tells his story that he recently time traveled. Lastly, a shy man with a beard who stays quiet the entire night.

Setting- This takes place in the same room as before, a room with tables set in front of a fire. The Time Traveler tells a story, which he speaks about time traveling. In his story, the Time Traveler is in his lab.

Plot-The Narrator explains how many do not believe the Time Traveler because he is a very clever man, if he was less clever then maybe it would be more believable. The men gather again for Thursday dinner, and only the Medical Man and the Psychologist are present from last week's dinner, but two new men, Blank (the editor), and a shy man with a beard. The Time Traveler is absent, so they begin dinner without him. Soon, the Time Traveler shows up, looking dirt and limping. He cleans himself up and starts to his story. He tells of how he was in his lab and, since the last time they met, he has lived eight days…

Chapter 3

Characters- The Time Traveler, who continues to tell his time traveling story, he is very interested in the future and wonders how man may have evolved. There are guests listening to his story and they are: The narrator, the Medical Man, The Psychologist, Blank (the editor), and the shy man. Also, in the Time Travelers story, are humanlike creatures, who look very frail.

Settings- In a room with tables set in front of a fire. The Time Traveler tells a story, in which he is in a garden, next to a large white statue, in a hailstorm.

Plot- The Time Traveler speaks of his story, he explains that he turned the nob on his machine to time travel. While time traveling, he tells of the terrible sensations he felt during the time traveling experience. He felt as if he was falling and swaying. He would see the world flashing past him, moving faster as he traveled faster. He tells how, at the time, he was thinking of how humanity may have changed and considered stopping. He was scared to stop because he may stop in the place of a solid object and die, but he took his chances and he was fine. He was in a garder, next to a large white statue of a creature, during a hailstorm. He was then approached by humanlike creatures, who were dressed in tunics and very frail. The Time Traveler then seems to stay in the future for a little longer.

Chapter 4

Characters- The Time Traveler, who continues to tell his time traveling story, he is disappointed in humanity's fate and wonders how they got to this stage. There are guests listening to his story and they are: The narrator, the Medical Man, The Psychologist, Blank (the editor), and the shy man. Also, in the Time Travelers story, are humanlike creatures, who look very frail and speak different language which the Time Traveler attempts to learn.

Settings- In a room with tables set in front of a fire. The Time Traveler tells a story, in which he is in a garden, next to a large white statue, in a hailstorm. He then moves to a large building, into a dining room. He is in the year 802701.

Plot- The Time Traveler continues to tell his story, and as the group of humanlike creatures approached him, they attempted to communicate, but the Time Traveler discovers that they speak a different language and seem to be not advanced well in education. They reminded him of children. They lead him into a large building, and enter the dining room. He discovers their diet consists of fruit, and only fruit. They have dinner and he learns the word "to eat" in their language…but soon they grew tired of trying to teach him and carried on. After words, the Time Traveler wanders around to view the Thames Valley, and once he does, he decided (because of his observations) he is in the year 802701…

Chapter 5

Characters- The Time Traveler, who continues to tell his time traveling story, he is a good man for saving "Weena" an "Eloi", but he is happy to know there is another species "Morlocks" but does not know much about them yet. There are guests listening to his story and they are: The narrator, the Medical Man, The Psychologist, Blank (the editor), and the shy man. Also, in the Time Travelers story, are humanlike creatures of the species "Eloi", who look very frail and speak different language. Weena, an "Eloi", was drowning in a river when the Time Traveler rescued her, and she became his friend. There is also another white, ape-like, subterranean species named "Morlocks".

Settings- In a room with tables set in front of a fire. In the Time Travelers story, he is in the year 802701 and he moves from place to place in the world of 802701.

Plot- The Time Travaler continues to tell his story, and it was now night when the Time Traveler decided it was time to head back home. When he reached the white statue, he discovers his time machine was gone. He panics and starts to believe he may be stuck in this time, so he ravages around the outside searching for it, when he falls asleep. In the morning, he returns to the statue and finds the base of the statues is quite hollow and the machine may be inside of it. He tries to open it but he could not, and when he asks the "Eloi" for help, they did not understand him and thought he was insulting them so they ran away. The Time Traveler then decides to learn their language more, and was in luck when he saved Weena (an "Eloi") from drowning. She became his friend and helped him learn more about the "Eloi" and their language. Soon he sees a white, ape-like, creature in the darkness that scurried off into a well. He discovers there are two species, the "Eloi", and the ape-like creature "Morlocks". He concludes that "Morlocks" were adaptations of underground labor workers, and "Eloi" were the rich and wealthy living a wonderful life…

Chapter 6

Characters- The Time Traveler, who continues to tell his time traveling story, he is a very courageous and brave man for venturing down into the wells of the "Morlocks". There are guests listening to his story and they are: The narrator, the Medical Man, The Psychologist, Blank (the editor), and the shy man. Also, in the Time Travelers story, are humanlike creatures of the species "Eloi", who look very frail and speak different language. Weena, an "Eloi", was drowning in a river when the Time Traveler rescued her, and she became his friend. There is also another white, ape-like, subterranean species named "Morlocks".

Settings- In a room with tables set in front of a fire. In the Time Travelers story, he is in the year 802701 and moves from place to place in the world of 802701

Plot- The Time Traveler continues to tell his story, and he tells of how he started to cooperate more with the "Eloi" and slept in their great hall with them. He explores their world and starts to descend into one the wells. There were metal bars meant for climbing but did not suit his size, as a result he grew tired and starting to cramp. When he reaches the bottom he began to rest, but then three Morlocks approached him. He frightened them away with a match. He then explores more and discovers a space with machinery, while so being watched by a group of Morlocks. They start picking at his clothes, so he begins to run. They chased him and he managed to escape to the surface, where Weena was waiting for him.

Chapter 7

Characters- The Time Traveler, who continues to tell his time traveling story, he is smart to know how to build a fire and clearly reacts well under pressure. . There are guests listening to his story and they are: The narrator, the Medical Man, The Psychologist, Blank (the editor), and the shy man. Also, in the Time Travelers story, are humanlike creatures of the species "Eloi", who look very frail and speak different language. Weena, an "Eloi", was drowning in a river when the Time Traveler rescued her, and she became his friend. There is also another white, ape-like, subterranean species named "Morlocks".

Settings- In a room with tables set in front of a fire. In the Time Travelers story, he is in the year 802701 and moves from place to place in the world of 802701

Plot- The Time Traveler continues to tell his story, and in his story he learns of a time the Eloi call "The Time of the Dark Nights". This, in our terms, was the new moon, and during this time they experienced much fear. The Time Traveler concludes that the Eloi were the prey of the Morlocks, who were nocturnal and chose to live underground. He searches for a weapon and a place to sleep protected from the Morlocks. He chooses a building in which he found before, a green porcelain building, where he hopes to also find a weapon. Weena comes along with him, picking flowers and putting them in his pocket. The Time Traveler stop telling his story, reaches into his pocket, and pulls out flowers and puts them on his table for his guests to see. He continues with his story, in which they slept the night safely, and he decides that he will get a weapon, torch, and then try to open the doors of the statue in order to get his time machine back and go back to his time…

Chapter 8

Characters- The Time Traveler, who continues to tell his time traveling story, he has not changed much since the last chapter but seems to like Weena as a friend. There are guests listening to his story and they are: The narrator, the Medical Man, The Psychologist, Blank (the editor), and the shy man. Also, in the Time Travelers story, are humanlike creatures of the species "Eloi", who look very frail and speak different language. Weena, an "Eloi", was drowning in a river when the Time Traveler rescued her, and she became his friend. There is also another white, ape-like, subterranean species named "Morlocks".

Settings- In a room with tables set in front of a fire. In the Time Travelers story, he is in the year 802701 and moves from place to place in the world of 802701

Plot- The Time Traveler continues to tell his story, in which he and Weena reached the green building, they soon learn it was an old museum. As they wonder around in the museum, they find that much of it has shattered or turned to dust. The Time Traveler breaks an old machine's lever to use as a weapon, finds matches, and a bottle of camphor. They plan to sleep next to a fire, which would protect them from the Morlocks overnight.

Chapter 9

Characters- The Time Traveler, who continues to tell his time traveling story, I myself find it sad how he did not even search for "Weena" and just left her. There are guests listening to his story and they are: The narrator, the Medical Man, The Psychologist, Blank (the editor), and the shy man. Also, in the Time Travelers story, are humanlike creatures of the species "Eloi", who look very frail and speak different language. Weena, an "Eloi", was drowning in a river when the Time Traveler rescued her, and she became his friend. There is also another white, ape-like, subterranean species named "Morlocks".

Settings- In a room with tables set in front of a fire. In the Time Travelers story, he is in the year 802701 and moves from place to place in the world of 802701

Plot- The Time Traveler continues to tell his story, in which he and Weena are heading back to the white statues, but they must travel through the woods. It is currently night time, but they would feel safer if they slept on the other side of the woods. Soon they see Morlocks following them, so the Time Traveler uses a cube of camphor to light a fire and threw it towards the Morlocks. The Morlocks were distracted, so the Time Traveler picked up Weena, and runs. He is lost, so he builds a large fire and falls asleep. When he wakes he realizes that Weena and his matches are missing, and he suspects the Morlocks. He discovers that the forest was burning while attacking the Morlocks with his weapon. He runs to a hill and watches the Morlocks run in terror of the fire, and he decides he has lost Weena and moves on back to the White Statue.

Chapter 10

Characters- The Time Traveler, who continues to tell his time traveling story, he thinks to himself often and clearly likes to ponder about. There are guests listening to his story and they are: The narrator, the Medical Man, The Psychologist, Blank (the editor), and the shy man. Also, in the Time Travelers story, there is another white, ape-like, subterranean species named "Morlocks".

Settings- In a room with tables set in front of a fire. In the Time Travelers story, he is in the year 802701 and is in the garder of the white statue.

Plot- The Time Traveler continues to tell his story, in which he has finally reached the statue. He ponders about his first expectations of the world, and what he actually has found. He is very disappointed in man's progress. He takes a very short nap, and woke up to find the statues doors opened. He explored inside when the doors behind him shut, and several Morlocks appear. He found his time machine and, while fighting off the Morlocks, attaches the levers of the time machine and presses them. He then traveles into the past.

Chapter 11

Characters- The Time Traveler, who continues to tell his time traveling story, he is very curious which could be very dangers, as the saying goes "curiosity killed the cat". There are guests listening to his story and they are: The narrator, the Medical Man, The Psychologist, Blank (the editor), and the shy man. Also, in the Time Travelers story, are crab-like creatures.

Settings- In a room with tables set in front of a fire. In the Time Travelers story, he is in the future, in which he is temporarily on a beach. Then he finds himself in the future during an eclipse.

Plot- The Time Traveler continues to tell his story, in which he describes the sickness of time travel again. When he stops his lever, he realizes that he has accidentally traveled into the future, and is attacked but crab like creatures on a beach. Curious of what the future may hold, he travels further into the future. He finds himself in the middle of an eclipse, and there is only plant life. The air is very cold, and he becomes sick. He reaches for the time machine and narrowly presses the lever downward to travel back to his time.

Chapter 12

Characters- The Time Traveler, who starts to end his time traveling story, he has disappeared into the future, and I think he has not returned because he was too curious. There are guests listening to his story and they are: The narrator (who slightly believes the Time Traveler), the Medical Man (who does not believe the Time Traveler), The Psychologist (who also does not believe the Time Traveler), Blank (the editor who finds the Time Travelers story incredibly entertaining, but fails to believe it), and the shy man.

Settings- In a room with tables set in front of a fire. All the guests begin to leave

Plot- The Time Traveler continues ends his story with him being in his labatory that same that, and living eight days in the process. He explains how he had to decide whether the whole experience was a dream or not. To his observations that his machine was at the other side of the room this time, he believes its real. He finishes his story by ending where he started telling his story, after he enters dirty and limping. Nobody believes him, but the narrator slightly does. The time Traveler brings them to his lab to show them his time machine, which was bent and had grass in it. The narrator (slightly believing this is possible) visits the Time traveler the next day. The Time Traveler explains that if given half an hour, he would return from the future with things from the future. The narrator agrees to wait and hears a thud. He investigated the lab where he sees a figure, which disappears. The narrator ends the story saying that he has been waiting three years, and does not expect to see the Time Traveler again.

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