Herbert George Wells
Herbert George Wells was born in 1866 in Bromley, Kent, a few
miles from London, the son of a house-maid and gardener. Wells died in 1946, a
wealthy and famous author, having seen science fiction become a recognized
literary form and having seen the world realize some of science fiction’s
fondest dreams and worst fears. Wells mother attempted to find him a safe
occupation as a draper or chemist. Wells had a quick mind and a good memory that
enabled him to pass subjects by examination and win a scholarship to the Normal

School of Science, where he stayed for three years and, most importantly, was
exposed to biology under the famous Thomas H. Huxley. Wells went into teaching
and writing text books and articles for the magazines that were of that time. In

1894 he began to write science-fiction stories. -James Gunn Wells vision of the
future, with its troglodytic Morlocks descended from the working class of his
day and the pretty but helpless Eloi devolved from the leisure class, may seem
antiquated political theory. It emerged out of the concern for social justice
that drew Wells to the Fabian Society and inspired much of his later writing,
but time has not dimmed the fascination of the situation and the horror of the
imagery. The Time Machine brought these concerns into his fiction. It, too,
involved the future, but a future imagined with greater realism and in greater
detail than earlier stories of the future. It also introduced, for the first
time in fiction, the notion of a machine for traveling in time. In this novel
the Time Machine by H. G. Wells, starts with the time traveler trying to
persuade his guest’s the theory of the fourth dimension and even the
invention. He tries to explain the fourth dimension before he shows them the
time machine so they don’t think of him as a magician. H. G. Wells uses
details about the fourth dimension to teach the reader the theory about it to
capture your attention. Also Wells character the time traveler says
"Scientific people", "Know very well that time is only a kind of
space". In this quote he is clearly using persuasion tactics. He tries to
attack there consious by saying that, scientific people know that this is only a
kind of space. He says this in hopes that they will believe what he says just
because other intelligent people believe the theory. This is a very primitive
but still an effective way to try to persuade people. The idea is "because
many people believe it, so it must be true". The people he is trying to
persuade are of 19th century thinking and well to do people and they are
competitive amongst other well to do people so if other rich and intelligent
people believe this fourth dimension theory so the time traveler hopes this will
motivate them to learn about it. The Characters in the book Time Machine are The
time traveler, Filby, the psychologist, and the provincial mayor. Later the
silent man and the editor come in to play. Filby is described as "an
argumentative person with red hair". He has another label that Wells puts
on him; he call him the "young man". The psychologist also has another
label; he is "the medical man". The time traveler is described briefly
when the group of intellects head down the corridor to the laboratory. He uses
"his queer broad head in silhouette." When the arrive at the
machine’s location it is described as "Parts were made of nickel, parts
of ivory, parts had certainly been filed or sawn out of rock crystal". He
probably chose these characters as witnesses because they hold higher education
and people would believe them from there reputations. The psychologist would be
beneficiary in convincing the other that its not a hoax because he is aware of
human behavior. The provincial mayor is also an intelligent man and the people
elected him so if he is to believe that this works then many people would follow
him. Filby is another character but never talks about his standing in society it
could be his friend because he did wink at the time traveler or maybe he is not
because he disputed the time traveler’s time machine in his face and behind
his back. H. G. Wells uses two other characters that come to dinner to meet the
time traveler. The main character comes back from the future. The medical doctor
and the provincial mayor are accompanied by the editor or known as the
journalist, and the