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The invisible man lesson 4 by pratyush


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The invisible man lesson 4 by pratyush

  3. 3. Title: The Invisible Man Author: H.G Wells Publishing Info: Dover Publications INC Date: First Edition was published in 1897 BOOK INFO
  4. 4. SETTING Iping, England in 1890
  5. 5. LESSON 4 MR. CUSS INTERVIEWS THE STRANGER  VENUE: ‘Coach and Horses’ inn  Characters:  1. The strange man(Griffin)  2. Mrs. Hall ( The Landlady)  3. Mr. Hall (Landlord)  4. Mr. Cuss (General practitioner)  5. Bunting (Vicar)
  6. 6. MAIN EVENTS  The chapter starts with the words of narrator saying about the circumstances of the arrival of stranger in the iping and the impression created by him in the minds of the readers as well as the villagers.  Mr. Hall didn’t like the stranger and also doubted his intentions to come in a remote village like Iping. Mrs hall didn’t like him either but the punctual setting of the bill makes her to bear his irritating behavior. .
  7. 7.  The stranger didn’t go to church and made no difference between Sunday and the other irreligious days. Some days he would get up very early and remains continuously busy while on some days he would rise late, walks deliberately in the room, smoke and sleep in his arm chair placed by the fire.  He had no communication beyond the village. His temper was very uncertain; sometimes it may seem that he is suffering under almost endurable provocation and sometime he tore, broke and crush things. He seemed under a chronic irritation of the greatest intensity.
  8. 8.  The stranger works diligently in his room until the end of April with only occasional skirmishes with Mrs. Hall. Whenever she disapproves of anything he does, he quiets her with additional payment.  He rarely goes out during the day, but goes out nearly every night, muffled up regardless of the weather. He chooses the loneliest paths and those which are overshadowed by trees and banks. His ghostly appearance had sometimes frightened the home returning labourers.  .
  9. 9.  He rarely goes out during the day, but goes out nearly every night, muffled up regardless of the weather. He chooses the loneliest paths and those which are overshadowed by trees and banks. His ghostly appearance had sometimes frightened the home returning labourers.  The young men begin to mock his bearing; a song called “Bogey Man” becomes popular and children follow at a distance calling out “Bogey Man.” 
  10. 10.  The curiosity of a general practitioner named Cuss is aroused, and he contrives for an interview. Mr. Cuss had gone for demanding donation for nurse fund from the stranger.  There he saw many bottles, chemicals, test-tubes balance etc. there he asked him about his research.
  11. 11.  During the interview the stranger accidentally removes his hand from his pocket. Cuss is able to see down the empty sleeve to the elbow. Cuss questions him about “moving an empty sleeve.” The stranger laughs, then extends the empty sleeve toward Cuss’s face and pinches his nose. Cuss leaves in terror and tells his story to Bunting, the vicar. Bunting didn’t believe his story.
  12. 12. POINTS TO PONDER OVER  General public wants something to talk about and explain about. Explain with refrence to the chapter?  Describe the meeting of Mr. Cuss with the stranger?  Describe the meeting of Mr. Cuss with Bunting?  What kind of character Mr. Cuss appear to be?
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Mrs. Hall  Mrs. Hall, the owner of the inn, appears a worldly woman. She is a good host and knows very how to let the customer feel at the home. In spite of getting many snub by the customer she shows no irritation as she knows that the customer is minting machine for her. The behaviour of the guest does upset her but she keeps quiet. she is sympathetic towards the stranger. Seeing the bandages at his head she thinks that he might have met an accident. She is ready to help him get settled and comfortable in the room. She is hard task master also, she knows how to handle her maid. She gives her a few scoldings for being so slow in her job. Mrs. Hall knows how to get things done.
  15. 15. CHARACTER DESCRIPTION  MR. CUSS  Dr. Cuss is a doctor living in the town of Iping. Intrigued by tales of a bandaged stranger staying at the Coach and Horses Inn, Dr. Cuss goes to see him under the pretense of asking for a donation to the nurse's fund. He is the first to realize he actually see emptiness where there should be flesh and bone. He also tells an outrageous story to his companions in town after Griffin terrifies him by pinching his nose with an invisible hand
  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. QUOTES
  21. 21.  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
  22. 22.  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.
  23. 23.  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.
  24. 24.  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)
  25. 25. After reading the story, I think it is very queer and amazing. At the beginning, the author doesn’t make the entire story clear, which make readers have a lot of questions. Just like how the invisible man became invisible and what he wanted to do? All these questions will make you continue to read it and yearn for knowing the result. In this story, the invisible man wanted to control the world. In order to realize his dream, he did it by hook or by crook. Finally he became lonely and no one wanted to help him since he was dangerous and ambitious. The story tells us no one can live against the world. And you can’t live without any friends. So how to get along with others and develop a good personality which make others like you is important. By the way, don’t dream to be an invisible man. It isn’t fun at all. After thought
  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. < /wells/biography.htm>. Wells, H. G. Invisible Man. Mineola, NY: Dover., 1992. Print. REFERENCE
  28. 28. SHERLOCK HOLMES QUOTES A mad killer might be standing beside you ….. You wont know until its too late…. So BE ALERT AND BE SAFE
  29. 29. CLASS 12 B THANK YOU