• Level: GCSE
  • Subject: English
  • Word count: 1642

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Introduction

`The Time Traveller is a man impossible to sympathise with.’ Do you agree with this opinion? At the beginning of the time traveller What we first notice about the Time Traveller’s character is his intelligence: – ` “You must follow me carefully. I shall have to controvert one or two ideas that are almost universally accepted.” ‘ These are his first words in the book. From the beginning, Wells straight away cleverly exemplifies his confidence, arrogance and intelligence in his speech, the three main components of his character. His confidence comes from this intelligence of which an example is: – ` “I intend to explore time. Is that clear? I was never more serious in my life.” ‘ His confidence in his high intelligence results in him being extremely arrogant on occasions: -` “But the problems of the world had to be mastered.” ‘ There may be a connection between that of the Time Traveller’s character and…


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