THE INVISIBLE MAN THE INVISIBLE MAN By: H.G. Wells Daniel Gehrs Reading Miss Roche 5/7/12
Biography H.G. Wells Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley on Sept. 21st 1866. He wasthe son of a poor salesman. He was educated at a primary school in hisneighborhood. Then he got a scholarship to the School of Science. Upon graduating from the School of Science, he spent a few yearsteaching and writing at Midhurst Grammar School. Subsequently Wells took ajob at the School of Science teaching Biology. Although Wells had a good firstyear, the second year he was disappointed in the teaching, so he left his joband began focusing more on his writing. Wells first two books were The Time Machine and The Island of Dr.Morereau. Wells became famous in the U.S. for the War of the Worlds bookand later wrote more well known literary works.
Summary This book is about a man that has made himself invisible in order to escape, and can’t go back to normal. He keepsthe fact that he is invisible secret. The Invisible Man’s face is covered with rags and his eyes are covered by goggles. Awomen named Mrs. Hall was arguing with the Invisible Man. During the argument he removes his goggles, face rags, andfake nose and she notices he is invisible. The Invisible Man gets Mr. Marvel to help him. Mr. Marvel carries the InvisibleMan’s notes and the Invisible Man thinks he also has the stolen money. The Invisible Man has stolen things, killed people,and vandalized places. After being shot, the Invisible Man hide in a house that ends up belonging to an old college friend,Dr. Kemp. While in the house, the Invisible Man pins Dr. Kemp in his bed. The Invisible Man tells Dr. Kemp that his name isGriffin and reminds him that he is an old friend from the university college and tells him that he is wounded and near death.The Invisible Man is tired and asks Dr. Kemp to help him and not capture him while he sleeps. Dr. Kemp agrees to help him.When the Invisible Man wakes, he tells Dr. Kemp that he made himself invisible for protection. While they are talking, theInvisible Man hears something; realizing that Dr. Kemp has betrayed him, he slips away. When Colonel Adye arrives, Kemptells him to have everyone lock up their food so that the Invisible Man can’t regain his strength and he can be hunted down.Kemp also suggests using dogs, as they can track his scent. Will they ever catch the Invisible Man? Will the Invisible Man getaway? Read The Invisible Man to find out.
Main/Supporting CharactersMain Characters• Invisible Man - The Invisible Man, whose real name is Griffin, is invisible, very dark, and not friendly to anyone. When he got mad at people, he started to hurt them. He also stole from people and damaged other property (Coach of Horses).• Mr. Marvel - Mr. Marvel is a weak person who, after being threatened, helps the Invisible Man by holding his notes and stolen money. Marvel is scared of the invisible man.• Dr. Kemp – Kemp is a scientist. Dr. Kemp notices dry blood on the carpet in his house, on his bed, and a hanging clothe in mid air that has blood on it. After seeing the floating bloody clothe, he realized the blood belonged to the Invisible Man. When the Invisible Man sleeps he tries to capture him.• Col. Adye - Adye is going to try to capture the Invisible man. During his hunt of the Invisible man, he gets shot by him.Supporting Characters• Mrs. Hall - Mrs. Hall let the Invisible Man stay in her house, but she didn’t know that he was invisible. Later, at the Coach of Horses, they got into a fight and the Invisible Man said “you don’t know who I am” and removed his pretend nose and goggles, showing that he was invisible.• Mr. Huxter - While he was searching for the Invisible Man, he got hurt by him, but can’t describe what happened to him at that time.
PlotIntroduction- The invisible man is trying to stay alive, so he steals and hurts people that are mean to him.Rising Action- The Invisible Man is trying to keep a low profile because if anyone finds out he is invisible, he willbe hunted.Climax- The climax begins when the Invisible Man becomes really mad and goes on a rampage hurting peoplefor no reason.Falling Action- The people start locking up their food, begin to hunt the Invisible Man, and get dogs to trackhim, so he can’t escape or leave to make problems in other places.Conclusion- They catch the Invisible Man, but the excited mob accidentally kills him. The People were happythat this terror was put down.
Vocabulary1. Incoherent- Adj. Expressed in an incomprehensible or confusing way; unclear.2. Parcel- N. A thing or collection of things wrapped in paper in order to be carried or sent by mail.3. Reagents- N. A substance that causes reactions.4. Albeit- Conj. Although.5. Pugnaciously- Adj. Eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight.
Actors Liam Neeson as Col. AdyeJohnny Depp as Mr.Marvel George Clooney as Dr. Kemp Robert Donnie Jr. as the Invisible Man
Sound Track Numb Im tired of being what you want me to be by: Linkin Park Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface Dont know what youre expecting of me Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes (Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow) Every step that I take is another mistake to you (Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow) [Chorus:] Ive become so numb, I cant feel you there Become so tired, so much more aware Im becoming this, all I want to do Is be more like me and be less like you Cant you see that youre smothering me, Holding too tightly, afraid to lose control? Cause everything that you thought I would be Has fallen apart right in front of you.I chose this song because The Invisible man goes (Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow) Every step that I take is another mistake to you.numb and inhuman (Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow) And every second I waste is more than I can take. [Chorus:] Ive become so numb, I cant feel you there, Become so tired, so much more aware Im becoming this, all I want to do Is be more like me and be less like you. And I know I may end up failing too. But I know You were just like me with someone disappointed in you. [Chorus:] Ive become so numb, I cant feel you there, Become so tired, so much more aware. Im becoming this, all I want to do Is be more like me and be less like you. [Chorus:] Ive become so numb, I cant feel you there. (Im tired of being what you want me to be) Ive become so numb, I cant feel you there. (Im tired of being what you want me to be)
RatingI gave this book four and a half stars because it was creative, detailed anddescriptive. The only thing I did not care for in the book was the use of differentdialect or words that differed from ones we use today.
Bonus slideThis book reminds me of the Harry Potter books, because the bad guys are hard to capture.It also reminds me of The War of the Worlds (same author) because townspeople are getting killed and arescared of the main character in each of the books.