The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

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How can I write an essay on how the narrator in The War of the Worlds creates a sense of power?

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The narrator is given a sense of power because he is telling the story six years after it happened.  He has full information on the character of the invasion, complete analysis and understanding of the events, so he speaks with authority.

He is also an expert in the field with more knowledge than the average person. 

 "For one thing, the narrator is a scientist and a friend of an astronomer, Ogilvy: this gives him access to the world of astronomy when most of the news about the first projectile from...

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