Monday, January 22, 2007

Wells and Marx

I found that Wells seemed to agree with a lot of what Marx was saying in his book Capital. As the traveler was passing through the future time periods he saw societies build up around him and then crumble back down and then repeat the same process until he came to the final societies of the Eloi and the Morlok. This society had the same basis of the workers and the factory owners. The owners were originally the Eloi and the workers were Morloks, but the Morloks revolted and began attacking the Eloi and using them as a food source. This also reminded me of a much more extreme scenario of what happens in Metropolis. It seems as though Wells comments on industrialized society are about the horrifying effects that it has upon society and its citizens.

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