The Time Machine – Final Discussion
THE FINAL DISCUSSION IN TIME
If your class has not finished reading The Time Machine in class, then your homework is as follows:
Finish reading the book online (or use the book you borrowed from me and never returned, grrrrr!)
Now you can bring closure to this amazing literature experience. Accomplish this:
- Answer the following questions on your own paper. (DUE MONDAY WHEN YOU WALK IN)
- Post one of these answers to THIS blog, and respond to other’s answers. (DUE BY TUESDAY 12:00AM)
- Go to a website that sells the book, and post a review of the book. BEFORE YOU SUBMIT THE REVIEW, PRINT A COPY OF THE REVIEW YOU WILL SUBMIT TO THE WEBSITE. (DUE WEDNESDAY WHEN YOU WALK IN)
- What does the Time Traveller conclude about mankind’s intellectual advancements? Use details and information from the chapter to support your answer.
- Why does the Time Traveller decide to visit the end of the Earth? Use details and information from the chapter to support your answer.
- Why do you think that Wells doesn’t tell you what happened to the Time Traveller in the end?
Ultimately – This is what it’s all about.
PICK ONE OF THESE TO ANSWER
- What, if anything, can we learn from the novel and apply today?
- Why did Wells write the book?
- The Time Traveller concludes that humans developed into Eloi and Morlocks because they sought to do what was easy; they had most of their needs met; their conflicts were eliminated. Why is the elimination of conflict and need negative?
- How does the Time Traveller feel about the idea expressed in the following nursery rhyme? Refer to Chapter 12 for help.
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily merrily; life is but a dream.
Q. Why did Wells write this book?
A. Wells wrote this book to share his perspective on the future of this world, and possibally change ours. He tells us many of his hypothesises, which are events in his book, like the extintion of animals, the greater warmth of the sun, and most importantly, the change of the human race. He ‘possibally’ tries to change our perspective because most people view the world as a major advancement in the future. For example, most shows that display the future show it as technological and robot controlled, but his view is the complete opposite. It’s just plain and simple.
I agree strongly with Teresa F. P-6 the time traveller in my opinion does want to visit the end of the earth because he wants to see if creatures are smarter. If I had the oppurtunity I would go for it, the time travellers curious just as i would be.
Chapter XII Answer
My opinion of why Wells doesn’t tell us what happened to the time traveller in the end of the novel is, I believe he wants us (the readers) to think about what is going to happen to the Time Traveller. Wells wants us to express our imagination, and wonder. I believe he wants us to ask questions to ourselves. Wells wants our minds to soar, he wants our minds to finish the book for ourselves. Wells, leaves a mystery for you to become the detective and find out the answer at the end. I believe Wells wants us to just close the book (when finished) and just ponder about what will happen next. Wells wants to leave us like confused people trying to look for a solution. That is why I believe Wells does not tell us what happened.
for ch. 10
perfectly in harmony with its environment is a perfect mechanism.
he says that animals are perfect but humanity is not.he sais that its far from perfrct in this chapter.
April I think that you are supposed to answer thechapter questions for class on monday and pick one of the four questions at the bottom to post.
Did that help?
Q-Why is the elinination of conflict and need a negative?
A-The eliminatoin of conflict and need is a negative thing because it allows people not to wnat or strive for anything because the get everything the want handed to them.The don’t work for anything because there is no need to. This means that people would become insignificant beings which is what the Eloi and Morlocks are.
I agree with Danielle B. comment on the nursery rhyme, I didn’t look at it until I read your comment, it makes sense that once we eliminate all the bad stuff we’re left with bliss, therefore it becomes like a dream.
What does the Time Traveller conclude about mankind’s intellectual advancements? Use details and information from the chapter to support your answer.
The Time Traveller concludes that mankind’s intellectual advancements are in fact gone, and that intelligence regresses until we are babies trapped in older bodies with no understanding of the bad things in this world but only the good things seen as happiness and harmony. It is clearly stated in the text of chapter ten, “there is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change. Only those animals partake of intelligence that have to meet a huge variety of needs and dangers.” In the future of mankind we have reached a point where we have improved all there is to improve and even our intelligence reached its high point and we no longer need anything. So we are back to square one with basically no knowledge of what our world is or needs, and there’s not a reason to try to understand and learn if we don’t need to.
Q: How does the Time Traveller feel about the idea expressed in the following of this nursery rhyme? Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily merrily; life is but a dream.
A: I think he feels that everyone likes to do things the easy way. If humans developed into Eloi and Morlocks, it was because they settled their conflicts and eliminated their dangers, making their lives easier for themselves and everyone around them. If we do, do things the easy way, it makes everything else easier and we’re happier. It’s as if we are flowing down a gentle stream in our own boats, through life. Since a dream is usually happy, that’s how life would be. It’s just a guess.
I agree with Basmatee P.2. I believe Wells acually did want us to wonder after the book and that there might be a sequel to it.
Why did Wells write the book?
Wells wrote “The Time Machine” because he wanted to express what he thought the future would be like. Most people would think there’ll be more advanced technology in the future, but Wells thinks differently. Instead of more better technology, there is no technology. Wells believe that there will be no conflict if everyone were equal.
Q: Why does the Time Traveller decide to visit the end of the Earth?
A: I think the Time Travller goes to visit the end of the earth because he wants to see if the creatures are any smarter. In the beginning of the book, the Time Traveller thought the people of the future would be smarter than the people of the present. His thought turned out to be wrong though.
I think we post one of the questions in bold and we only answer one question from the ones that aren’t in bold.
Wells wrote this book to show what humanity can become. Also to express his thoughts of the future. Plus to intrege others his readers.
QUESTION: Why did Wells write the book?
—–MY ANSWER: H.G. wells wrote this book to both inform and entertain readers. I believe this because he throws in a few scientific pieces of information. But we all know that most of the things that happen in “The Time Machine” are fiction, so it entertains as well.
Do we do ALL of the questions that are NOT in bold? I thought I had everything under control but then I read Sabrina’s post….
“for everyone: your not supposed to post the answers to the questions in bold…Mr. Moshe specifically said to answer the 4 questions below them and post the answer to one of those quesions.
hope that helps.”
…and I started questioning myself!
WAIT! Question… which questions are we suppose to post? The ones in bold? or the ones under that?….im confused..!
I agree with you, refering to H.G. Wells book as a cliffhanger. It is definitly a true statement, because he makes you want to read more and more in each chapter!
CALM DOWN!!! The question is “WHY DOES HE DECIDE TO VISIT THE END OF EARTH?” It doesnt really say it in the book or text specifically. Its kind of one of those trick questions, that mean more than what it says. In the book it says that The Time Traveler travels over thirty million years into the future. This is what the question is asking about when it says “the end of earth”. In the chapter it says that there is absolutly no life left. This is the “END OF THE EARTH”. The question is not asking it literally it is asking it picture wise. Well, hope this helps!
***If any one would like to add to what said go ahead because I dont really know how to explain it, but I do know what I am talking about!
QUESTION: Why do you think that Wells doesn’t tell you what happened to the Time Traveller in the end?
—-MY ANSWER: I think that H.G. Wells (the author) doesnt tell us (the readers) what happened to the Time Traveler in the end because he wants to leave us wondering. He may have a sequel to this book and ends “The Time Machine” open endedly to get readers to read his second book.
Also, H.G. Wells may have ended his book, without telling us what happened to the Time Traveler, to get us to remember his book, this is a great way to grab readers attention. To make them question a while AFTER they read a book!
i DONT UNDERSTAND THIS QUESTION :WHY DOES HE DECIDE TO VISIT THE END OF EARTH? who said he was going to visit the end of earth? who said that there was an end of earth? I hate when people jump to retarded conclusions. if someone can answer my question, please do it.
The elimination of conflict and need is negative because the everyone acts and thinks alike, which deprives the diversity of all people on earth. The cultural and physical difference is all gone, and, by the end of the day, there is nothing at all. No one is special, and no one cares. THATS A NEGATIVE.
for everyone: your not supposed to post the answers to the questions in bold…Mr. Moshe specifically said to answer the 4 questions below them and post the answer to one of those quesions.
hope that helps.
Q: Why is the elimination of needs & conflicts negative?
A:The elimination of needs and conflicts is negative because since they hve no needs to meet, they don’t have to work for anything which can make them lazy.If there is no conflict, everbody probably gets along and is alike.
I agree with Samantha because if the story doesn’t tell you what happened to him and it says that he never returned he probably just ended up getting killled.
I agree with Esteban R.-pd.2 becuase I think that the Time Traveler did enter the end of the Earth to find out it’s fate.
Why does the Time Traveller decide to visit the end of the Earth?
He wasn’t planning on going to the end of the earth because when he found the time machine it was in a dark place, with morlocks in there so he had to get in the seat in the dark with morlocks attacking him. When he got into the seat one of the morlocks pushed the lever forward and sent him even furthur into the future
I agree with Lenin because I think if you don’t face your problems head on, they with just come back to haunt you.
3. Why do you think that Wells doesn’t tell you what happened to the Time Traveller in the end?
I think Wells doesn’t tell you what happened to the Time Traveller in the end because wanted the readers to think. As humans, our minds naturally dance around what we have interest about. Since he didn’t tell us what happened to the Time Traveller, it peaked our curious nature. Wells does, however, gives some examples of what could’ve happened, just to get our minds working. Personally, I think he went back to the age of the Eloi and Morlocks, and enchanced the fire from chapter 9. However, he didn’t have a chance to escape, so he dies there.
Why does the Time Traveller decide to visit the end of the Earth?
The Time Traveller decides to visit the end of the Earth so that he would see what would happen to the Morlocks and Eloi. Since, he was already in the future and he was happy that he found the Time Machine, he decided to visit the end of the world so that he would see the effects that we humans caused (the ones that we’re doing right now). These causes include pollution and animal killing. We learned that already in the year 802,701, there were no more animals left. The sun was worn out by the end of the world, so it looked like it was right there, a couple miles away. Pollution caused the sky to be pitch black because of the different earth unfriendly resources that we continuously use!
I agree with Sebastian R. b/c Wells wants to make the story open ended so that the reader wiould be left thinking.
well, in this story to the eloi and morlocks nothing realy matters so they have no problems therefore they are eliminating them, this is is negative to one’s self and society because you may create greater problems and to learn you have to be able to face ur problems not walk away from them. And people may also refer to one as a ”chicken” if u eliminate your problems.
PLEASE comment my answer, lenin rincon
CHAPTER10:The Time Traveller concludes that humans developed into Eloi and Morlocks because they sought to do what was easy; they had most of their needs met; their conflicts were eliminated. Why is the elimination of conflict and need negative?
Q- Why did Wells write this book?
In my opinion, H.G. Wells wrote this book to entertain the readers with a story that has an interesting moral. Wells’ perception on the future development of the human civilization differs from most others. You see, he believes that instead of the world going on to become more and more advanced technology wise, mankind’s intellect will become that of a “5 year old’s”. As Wells writes in the book, “intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble.” Since the two races have basically no change, there is no advancement in intelligence. Obviously, H.G. Wells wants to convey his ideas about mankind’s development to his readers.
I agree with Marcus R. that Wells does not tell you what happenes to the time traveller to keep the reader guessing. There are endless possibilities that can happen to the time traveller
I agree with Anika M. in saying that The Time Traveller decide to visit the end of the earth because it was an accident for him to go to the future anyway.I also think he was drawn on by the mystery of the Earth’s fate too.
Q:Why do you think Wells doesn’t tell you what happened to the Time Traveller in the end?
A:Simply its a cliffhanger Wells wants you to think about where the Time Traveller may be now.He could be back in the year 802701 or somwhere else.Wells wants to imagine and infer to where the Time Traveller could have gone to.
Why do you think Wells doesn’t tell you what happened to the Time Traveller in the end?
I think Wells does not tell you what happened to the Time Traveller in the end because he wants to leave the reader guessing and woundering about what happened.
Q-Why do you think that Wells doesn’t tell you what happened to the Time Traveller in the end?
A- I think that Wells doesn’t tell what happened to the Time Traveller to put the element of a cliffhanger. Also, I think it’s for the reader to imagine the what could’ve happened to the Time Traveller.
I agree with TiFFANY L.P-3 because that might be the truth of what could happen. I’m not saying that humans will go into two species, with one eating the other. Instead, Earth could get simpler with no real major threats except climate conditions. Isn’t that what technology does: make life simpler and safer? Just think about it. Although I’m not sure about mankind’s intellect “committing suicide”, like in the book.
question- Why is the elimination of conflict and need negative?
Answer- The elimanation of conflict and need is negtive because without ethier there is no need to have education, money ,to work , or to try to be better than one an other. Everyone would have all of their necessities and would have nothing to do because they have it all. People will just become like the Eloi.
My answer goes to the question for Ch.11.
The Time Traveller decides to visit the end of the Earth because, first of all, he accidently made the machine go forward in time. Secondly, he was “drawn on by the mystery of Earth’s fate.” In other words, he was curious as to how Earth’s end would be like. Just as how he was curious to go into the future in the first place( except that that time it wasn’t on accident).
Q- Why did Wells write this book???
A- I think Wells wrote the book, yes to entertain you, but to also possibly teach people that maybe the world isn’t going to come out how we think. That maybe instead of the world advancing(like everyone thinks it will) the world may just indeed get simplier and simplier, just like in the book.I mean, don’t get wrong, I don’t really think the whole ‘morlock’ thing is going to happen, but the earth may just get so simple like that.
APRiL- I thin what Mr.Moshe was trying to say is to do the 3 questions on top, then pick 1 of the 4 other questions below the others. Then,(I guess)you can pick any 1 of the 4 questions you answered and post one them to the blog…which I see you already did =)….am I right Mr.Moshe???
———-Tiffany, you are precisely right. Well done.
The Time Traveler concludes that the intellect of the Eloi is about on the intellectual level of a five year old on our time. It is very challenging for him to comprehend this when he figured it out, because he was always thinking that the people of 802701 would b intellectually advanced in everything from technology to architecture, and everything else in between. It was very shocking for him to see that people with the body of a twenty year-old with the mind of a five year-old. It was very easy to amuse the Eloi as, while they have the mind of a five year-old, they are easily amused. He also used up most of his matches doing so.
April, in response to your question, maybe Mr. Moshe made a mistake and ended up only putting three questions instead of four. He was probably trying to give us less choices because he is just like that. Besides the epilouge isn’t exactly a chapter it’s more of a after-the-fact sort of thing. There you go.
This is my chapter 10 Q and A:
What does the time traveller conclude about mankind’s advancements?
The time traveller concluded that the dream of human intellect was brief. He said that it committed suicide and to that meant that there was on advancement what so ever. It seemed in a way that advancement fell backwards and our Earth as we know it became less and less advanced, and more and more simple. To him, human intellect basicly disappeared.
This is my answer to the chapter 11 question:
The Time Traveller decicides to visit the end of the earth because he wanted to see what was going to happen to the earth after the Morlocks and the Eloi since he was already going into the future on accident. He said that he was amazed to find where he arrived and he never made an attempt to back to his own time which made it seem like he wanted to see what would happen at the end of the earth.
chapter 12 i think wells dosnt tell you what happend to the time traveler in the end so u the reader will wonder and think about it a good story always leaves you guessing
that one i jus posted is the answer to the question for chapter 10
What the Time Traveller conclude about mankind’s intellectual advancements is that its a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility
is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble. An animal
perfectly in harmony with its environment is a perfect mechanism.
Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are
useless. There is no intelligence where there is no change and no
need of change. Only those animals partake of intelligence that have
to meet a huge variety of needs and dangers.
I just realised that the 3 questions are from chapters 10,11 and 12.
Mr. Moshe said to answer the 4 questions (chp 10 through the epilogue) but there are only 3. Im kind of confused, could someone help?
the first 3 questions about chapters 5,6 and 7, are we supposed to answer those AND the questions below them? Or just the questions below?