The War Of The Worlds Summary

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The War of the Worlds
“Perhaps I am a man of exceptional moods. I do not know how far my experience is common. At times I suffer from the strangest sense of detachment from myself and the world about me; I seem to watch it all from the outside, from somewhere inconceivably remote, out of time, out of space, out of the stress and tragedy of it all.” The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells accounts the story of a Martian Invasion told through the eyes of the memorable narrator. The narrator survives a harsh Martian fire attack with his quick thinking and selfishness. After once again giving into his own greedy thoughts, he knocks out a curate, hides only himself when the Martians come, and leaves the curate for Martian food. When the war is believed to be over, the narrator finally is driven into madness and tries to take his own life. Throughout the story, the narrator develops into a unbelievable, unimaginable, unforgettable character.
In the second attack of the martians, the actions of the narrator prove selfish, genius, and foolish. As the narrator and the artilleryman that he picked up along his journey stand in line to board a boat, three martian tripods attack the town using the Heat-Ray as their main offense. Fire rushes out of the barrel of the large gun and sends the town into a blazing inferno. The narrator, leaving his travel companion to burn, dives into the river and stays submerged until he has run out of breath, and then a minute longer. He stays above water for enough time to see the martian machine taken
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War of the Worlds builds a memorable character: the narrator. As the Martians invade Earth, the narrator loses his mind as he survives a Martian attack, kills the curate, and tries to end himself. The narrator’s actions cause distress amongst others and himself, shows his true selfish, greedy soul, and severs the connection between his old, sane self and the new mad one. They say “War can change a man”; the narrator is
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