Superiority Complex Essay

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The climax of the story is when the Narrator killed the Curate. The reason why the Narrator killed the Curate is because he lost his mind terribly and he would keep on screaming and yelling almost giving away their location. After the Narrator killed the Curate he started to have a conflict within himself: “I sat about in the darkness of the sculler, in a state of despondent wretchedness” (Wells 156). For the first few days in the scullery he does nothing all that he complains about is that he is hungry. On the fifteenth day the Narrator hears outside of the scullery dogs but only sees them as food.
When the Narrator left the house where he was hiding with the Curate, he traveled along the ...view middle of the document...

Another instance of foreshadowing was when Ogilvy paid close attention to Mars and when Ogilvy started to suspect that something was going on cylinders crashed into Earth from Mars containing Martians.
Irony was also an element that H. G. Wells used in The War of The Worlds. An example of irony was when Ogilvy started to suspect that there was something happening on Mars. When he suspected something cylinders from Mars crashed into Earth. Another example of irony was that the pit the Martians landed in was also the same place where they died. The third and final example of irony was that the Martians are so technologically advanced yet they die from simple bacteria.
The theme of The War of The Worlds is that humans have a superiority complex that makes them think they have control and that they are the superior race. Their complexity can get in the way of their preparations for things to come. The Narrator says that “No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water” (Wells 1).
The way that the protagonist comes to learn about this lesson was when the...

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