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The invisible man lesson 1


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the invisible man
by H g wells
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The invisible man lesson 1

  3. 3. Title: The Invisible Man Author: H.G Wells Publishing Info: Dover Publications INC Date: First Edition was published in 1897  This edition was published in 1992. BOOK INFO
  4. 4. SETTING Iping, England in 1890
  5. 5. LESSON 1 THE STRANGE MAN’S ARRIVAL  VENUE: ‘Coach and Horses’ inn  Time: Daytime  Characters:  1. The strange man(Griffin)  2. Mrs. Hall( The Landlady)  3. Millie (maid)
  6. 6. MAIN EVENTS  The stranger came early in February, one wintry day from Bramblehurst railway station with his suitcase in his thickly gloved hand  Appearance: he was fully wrapped up , only part visible was his shiny tip of nose. He wore a big blue spectacle with sidelights and had a bush side-whishker on his coat collars.later it was revealed that all his forehead above his glasses was covered with bandages.
  7. 7.  After giving Mrs. Hall a couple of gold coins he took up his quarters in the inn  A guest to stop at Iping in this time of year was a rare she wants to exploit the conditions by serving him well in hope for more money.  She brought him bacon(pig meat) and eggs to eat.
  8. 8.  After seeing his forehead bandaged above his glasses Mrs. Hall believed that he might have undergone a major accident or operation or something  She left his clothes near the fireplace for drying  He enquired her about the delivery of his baggage lying on the railway station  She told him that it could only be tomorrow. She further added that the road is steep at the down and accidents often occurs there.
  9. 9.  She wants to talk to him about his accident so he tells him that his sister’s son has also undergone a major accident and always feared that he may undergo a operation.  She felt that he was sensitive on topic of accidents and operation but his ignorant manner was very irritating to her.  He told her that he really not liked anyone coming to his room again and again
  10. 10.  He remained in parlour until 4 o’ clock. For much time he was sitting quiet smoking his smoking his cigar. He was heard by many people walking noisly in his room  CHAPTER THE STRANGE MAN’S ARRIVAL ENDS
  11. 11. POINTS TO PONDER OVER  Why was Mrs. Hall so soft towards her guest?  Why did stranger want that nobody should visit him time and again?  Do you feel curious to know about the stranger? What kind of person he appear to be at start?  What kind of character Mrs. Hall appear to be?
  12. 12. Griffin: He is the main character in this story. He is described to be an albino college student who majored in physics and medicine. During his expirements he came across formulas that causes himself to turn invisible. He ends up becoming the burglar in the story. CHARACTER DESCRIPTION
  13. 13. Mr. Marvel: • This is the first man that Griffin attempts to make his accomplice. He is described to be short, fat and un liked by all. Also the area tramp. He betrays Griffin.
  14. 14. Dr Kemp: Used to go to university with Griffin. He is interested in the bizarre aspects of science. Griffin comes Dr. Kemp in attempt to make him his accomplice, and even though Dr. Kemp acts as though he is agreement with Griffin, he still betrays him.
  15. 15. Teddy Henfrey: • Teddy Henfrey is a clock repairman who Mrs. Hall uses in attempt to find out more about Griffin. But because Griffin doesn’t speak much, Teddy begins rumors about Griffin stating that he is wanted man.
  16. 16. Tone: Throughout the novel, you get a sense of mystery, suspense and often a bit of arrogance when the author was speaking of Griffin. LITERARY ELEMENTS
  17. 17. Theme: Corruption of Morals in the Absence of Social Restriction For example: For everything that Griffin did, he had an excuse for it. When he killed his father he excused it by saying that he was a “sentimental fool”.
  18. 18.  Conflict: Throughout the novel many people are trying to figure out Griffin in a whole. Why isn’t he showing himself? What does he have to hide? Griffin shows to have no compassion for anyone in his attempt to survive invisible without others finding out. His main conflict is finding an antidote to become visible. The society’s conflict is finding out who is the burglar that is breaking in and stealing.
  19. 19.  Point-of-View: In the first half of the story, it is told through third person. Giving us the opportunity to meet and get to know the characters and their inner personality. The second half Griffin takes over and gives us a taste of his inner side, and his history. After chapter 25, the story returns third person.
  20. 20. “He rarely went abroad by daylight, but at twilight he would go out muffled up invisibly, whether  the weather were cold or not, and he chose the loneliest paths and those most over- shadowed by trees and banks.” • This quote reflects the irony that Griffin must cover up invisibility by becoming invisible and blending into his surroundings. (Page 21) QUOTES
  21. 21.  This story reflects a strong message. There are decisions often that need to be made. But when in the process of deciding on your actions you must weigh the advantages as well as the disadvantages of your decision. You also must see how it will affect those around you. In the novel Griffin didn’t think of the consequences of turning himself invisible not only for himself as well as the society.
  22. 22.  Sometimes called the father of modern science fiction, H.G. Wells was born on September 21, 1866 in Bromley, Kent, England. His father, a professional cricket player and shopkeeper, and his mother, a former lady's maid, raised Wells with the idea that he would find a place in the work world that they were accustomed. He aspired to a different place in society. BIOGRAPHY HG WELLS
  23. 23.  When he was thirteen, he left school to become a draper's apprentice, a job his family expected would be proper for a boy of his station. Then H.G. Wells finally found a job as a teacher's assistant in a grammar school. Education and academia suited him well. In 1884 he entered college with a scholarship to study biology. He was able to study under one of the great biology teachers of the time, Thomas Henry Huxley, and Wells graduated in 1888.
  24. 24.  The writings of Jules Verne undoubtedly influenced Wells, and he wrote his first novel, The Time Machine, partly in response to this new kind of literature that Verne produced. The story appeared in various forms in magazines from 1888 to 1894 and was released in its current form in 1895. The book was successful, and Wells did not need to teach or worry about money from that time on.
  25. 25.  Wells' early novels continued in the science fiction mode of The Time Machine. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897) and The War Between the Worlds (1898) cemented his position within the genre. For many readers, these early novels are the extent of Wells' writing. He's the "time machine guy" or the "Martian guy." Wells, however, wrote short stories, mainstream fiction and non-fiction essays his entire life, most of them espousing in some form or another his views on humanity, society and the direction he saw the world going. Some of these works were also science fictional in nature. (The Time Machine)
  26. 26. CRITICAL ANALYSIS  It was a good read, and exceptionally short. The story depicts that obsession of just about anything can cause insanity; it caused a fictional character to kill and rob innocent people only because he was invisible. The Invisible Man was a good quality science-fiction book, and I would recommend it to my peers.
  27. 27. "Well's Biography." SFF Net. The Time Machine. Web. 27 Nov. 2010. < phy.htm>. Wells, H. G. Invisible Man. Mineola, NY: Dover., 1992. Print. REFERENCE
  28. 28. CLASS 12 B THANK YOU