How do conditions in the present (1895 & 1960) shape the respective visions of: 1.H.G.Wells? 2.George Pal (Film Director)? In 1895 H.G.Wells published a book called "The Time Machine"ÃÂ.
The book was sbout a time machine which enabled a man known as "The Time Traveller"ÃÂ to travel into the future. The beginning of the book starts off in the year 1895. In the book, "The Time Traveller"ÃÂ only stopped once, in the year "802701"ÃÂ.
In 1895, England was a powerful country showing the rest of the world the way by industrialising themselves. At this time H.G.Wells began to see the beginning of a two-tier society. One was the aristocracy, these were the rich owners of factories and coal- mines and they were known as the "haves"ÃÂ. The others were the workers, who were doing dangerous and dirty work, they were known as the "have-nots"ÃÂ.
In the year "802701"ÃÂ H.G.Wells predicted that this two-tier society would become more and more evident.
This is a good view of how the present (1895) shaped the respective visions of the future in H.G.Wells mind.
H.G.Wells wrote the book nearing the end of the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution produced a major transformation of human society brought about by the invention of the steam engine, making large-scale industrial production possible which lead to industrial societies. The greatest developments were in the electrical industries.
Life at home and in the factory changed by the development of electricity for power, heat and light.
The wealthy factory owners were exploiting their workers. The conditions of the workers was very poor and they received very low wages.
At this time the wealthier became even wealthier, and the divide between rich and poor increased by time. It was at this time that H.G.Wells began to...