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  • 1. G ROUP 6P io t r M a r c z y k( P o la n d ) The WarD a m ia n S t y p a( P o la n d ) of the WorldsK o nra d S zo ta( P o la n d )D a n ie l J im e n o BY HERBERTG r e g o r io GEORGE WELLS( S p a in )
  • 2. A SCIENCE FICTION  The War of the Worlds (1898), a science fiction novel by Herbert George Wells, is the first-person narrative of an unnamed protagonists adventures in London and the countryside southwest of London as Earth is invaded by Martians. Written in 1895-1897, it is one of the earliest stories that details a conflict between mankind and an alien race.
  • 3. Book One: The Coming of the Martians andBook Two: The Earth under the Martians.  The War of the Worlds has two parts, The narrator, a philosophically inclined author, struggles to return to his wife while seeing the Martians lay waste to southern England. Book One (Chapters 14, 16, and 17) imparts the experience of his brother, also unnamed, who describes events in the capital and escapes the Martians by boarding a ship near Tillingham on the coast sixty-five miles northeast of London and is not mentioned again.
  • 4. THE PLOT T h e p lo t h a s b e e n r e la t e d t o in v a s io n lit e r a t u r e o f t h e t im e . Th e n o ve l h a s b e e n v a r io u s ly in t e r p r e t e d a s a c o mme nta ry o n e v o lu t io n a r y t h e o r y , B r it is h im p e r ia lis m , a n d g e n e r a lly V ic t o r ia n f e a r s a n d p r e ju d ic e s . A t t h e
  • 5. THE PLOT
  • 6. THE NARRATOR T h e n a r r a t o r d e s c r ib e s a n in v a s io n o f t h e B r it is h Is la n d s b y a n a d v a n c e d c iv iliz a t io n f r o m M a r s . T h e s t o r y b e g in s w it h a d e s c r ip t io n o f lig h t f la s h e s e m a n a t in g f r o m t h e p la n e t M a r s . U n k n o w n a t t h e t im e , t h e s e f la s h e s w e r e t h e
  • 7. A METEORS o m e t im e la t e r , w h a t w a s b e lie v e d t o b e a me te o r c ra s he s o u t s id e L o n d o n . A f t e r s o m e a c t iv it y in s id e t h e r e s u lt in g c r a t e r , a M a r t ia n m a c h in e r is e s o u t o f t h e h o le a n d e a s ily d e f e a t s a
  • 8. THE MACHINE Th e m a c h in e is a t h r e e - le g g e d t o w e r , t h e T r ip o d , w h o s e p r im a r y w e a p o n w a s a h e a t r a y. Th e h e a t r a y d e s t r o y e d e v e r y t h in g in it s p a t h . W h ile t h e h u m a n d e f e n d e r s w e r e h o p e le s s ly o u t m a t c h e d , t h e y w e r e s t ill a b le t o d e s t r o y s e v e r a l o f t h e in v a d in g t r ip o d s . T h e mo s t s u c c e s s tha t the d e fe nd e rs ha d w a s w he n the B r it is h w a r s h ip , t h e H M S
  • 9. THE MARTIAN INVADERS A f t e r s o m e e a r ly ( a lt h o u g h n o t s ig n if ic a n t ) lo s s e s b y t h e M a r t ia n in v a d e r s , a n e w a n d m o r e d e a d ly w e a p o n w a s u s e d . " B la c k s m o k e " w a s e s s e n t ia lly a c h e m ic a l g a s t h a t k ille d a n y p e r s o n t h a t c o m e s in c o n t a c t w it h it . A f t e r t h is n e w d e a d ly w e a p o n w a s u n le a s h e d , a n y f u r t h e r d e f e n s e a g a in s t t h e in v a d e r s w a s in e f f e c t u a l. T h e M a r t ia n c o n q u e r o r s m a d e
  • 10. T h e na rra to r w a nd e rs thro ug h t h e r u in s o f E n g la n d a t t e m p t in g t o e s c a p e d e t e c t io n f r o m t h e M a r t ia n s . A ll o r g a n iz e d h u m a n r e s is t a n c e t o t h e in v a d e r s a p p e a rs to ha ve e nd e d . M a n k in d , h o w e v e r , is u lt im a t e ly s a v e d n o t t h r o u g h t h e ir m ilit a r y f o r c e s o r t e c h n o lo g y , b u t t h r o u g h t h e b a c t e r ia t h a t is p r e s e n t o n t h e p la n e t . M a n h a s lo n g s in c e b e c o m e im m u n e t o t h e
  • 11. MOVIES  T h e 1953 ve r s i o n w a s , a t t h e t im e a t e c h n o lo g ic a l m a r v e l a n d d e p ic t s m ilit a r y a n d s c ie n t if ic a t t e m p t s t o t h w a r t t h e in v a s io n . T h e 2 0 0 5 r e m a k e , s t a r r in g T o m C r u is e f o c u s e s m o r e o n t h e im p a c t s o f t h e in v a s io n o n o n e f a m i l y . A 19 9 6 m o v i e , " In d e p e n d e n c e D a y" b e a r s m a n y s i m i l a r i t i e s w i t h t h e 19 5 3 v e r s io n o f W a r o f t h e W o r ld s . A d d it io n a lly , t h e r e w a s a ls o a 19 8 8 t e l e v i s i o n s e r i e s b a s e d o n t h is s t o r y , h o w e v e r , t h e s e r ie s
  • 12. MOVIES  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=- c0Myr_sYsE  http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=bItxSjclYgU&feature=re As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, onefamily fights for survival. Director: Steven Spielberg, Writers:Josh Friedman (screenplay), David Koepp (screenplay), and1 more credit » Stars: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning and Tim Robbins
  • 13. RADIO BRADCASTING IN 1938 T h is b r o a d c a s t w a s na rra te d b y O rs o n W e lle s . T h e f o r m a t o f t h is b r o a d c a s t w a s s im ila r t o tha t o f a ne w s c a s t a nd m a n y lis t e n e r s a c t u a lly b e lie v e d t h a t a n a lie n in v a s io n w a s h a p p e n in g . P a n ic e n s u e d a n d s h o t s w e r e f ir e d b y f r ig h t e n e d
  • 14.  http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs0K4ApWl4g
  • 15. HG Wells’S predictions  F o r e x a m p le , t h e b o o k d e s c r ib e s f lig h t a n d s p a c e t r a v e l w e ll b e f o r e e it h e r b e c a m e a r e a lit y . A d d it io n a lly , b la c k s m o k e a c c u r a t e ly d e p ic t s t h e e f f e c t s o f c h e m ic a l w a r f a r e w h ic h w a s u s e d e x t e n s i v e l y m o r e t h a n 16 y e a r s la t e r in W o r ld W a r