The War Of The Worlds Essay

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The war of the worlds

This essay will discuss how chapter four ‘the cylinder unscrews’ is
important to the novel as a whole. ‘‘The war of the worlds’’ was
written by Herbert George Wells, the novel was written in response to
several historical events. The most important one was the unification
and militirisation of Germany. ‘The war of the worlds’ was written in
1894 which later in 1983 was aired on radio broadcast by Orson Wells.
The novel is about Martians invading earth because they can no longer
survive on mars. The people try everything to get rid of the Martians
but in the end nature wins against science. H.G. Wells has included a
lot of science fiction in this story which makes this story effective.
In the 1st chapter the narrator describes how Earth may be seen ‘by
greater, more intelligent forces’ same as humans ‘with microscopes
scrutinize the transient.’ This novel is still popular today for the
wait of a big film coming out next year.

The fundamental reason to why ‘the cylinder unscrews’ is important to
the novel as a whole is because it’s the first time we seethe
Martians, but there are also many other reasons to why this chapter is
important to the novel as a whole. as we can see at the beginning of
chapter four we see signs of unease and fear arising ‘the voices were
raised …’ the first real evidence of actual fear is in chapter four as
well, when the narrator passes the young boy as he heads for home ‘I
don’t like it.’ At this point the crowd is also getting more worried
and closer to the danger. Further on in the chapter we come to the
build up of suspense towards the cylinder being unscrewed ‘I had the
sunset in my eyes’ revelation delayed by a description of what people
expected to see. Further on in the chapter we come to the main point
of the chapter the first actual description of the Martians. ‘A
greyish rounded, bulk perhaps the size of a bear’ compared with the
build up in the first three chapters (‘the Martians seem to have
calculated their descent with amazing subtly- their mathematical
learning’) the descriptions seems to be a great letdown. They seem
ugly and clumsy not hi-tech. ‘Those who have never seen a living
Martian can scarcely imagine the strange horror.’ At this point the
narrators views and feelings are very strong the narrator is horrified
because of this the reader should be to, because the reader has
believed and seen his views all way through the story, also this may
also suggest that the narrator believes that us as the readers have
seen the Martians before. To the end of the chapter the readers are
made aware that the Martians are vulnerable ‘it had toppled over the
brim of the cylinder.’

In the first sentence in the beginning paragraph the language used by
the narrator is normal and calm ‘the sun was setting’ but then goes in
to the paragraph and starts using much smaller vowels ‘hurrying’. The
author has also used phonetic speech in this chapter when...

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