The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

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It is interesting that Wells in this seminal text of alien invasion and the annexation of our world presents various characters as representing different responses to the sudden appearance of aliens and the way that humans are actually shown to be so overpowered and weak all of a sudden. The context of the novel therefore is one that presents humans as suddenly being confronted by their own weakness and limitations after centuries of living as the master race.

The artilleryman for example seems to try and argue for the setting up of an...

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