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Who was the main character in The War of the Worlds? Was it H. G. Wells?

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Apart from the obvious answer that the main character in The War of the Worlds is the narrator, we can look beyond him personally to discover a deeper meaning in Wells's sci-fi/dystopian fable. One could argue that the real central character or protagonist is humanity as a whole.

Wells presents in terrifying detail a series of episodes in the invasion of earth by aliens. Through most of the story the center of the action is the narrator himself, but there are also long sections in which he relates the experiences his brother separately had during the same period. From the apocalyptic nature of the alien attack, in which both the "heat ray" and the "black smoke" (poison gas) are used, it's obvious that mankind, the protagonist, has no chance alone against the Martians. So a third party,...

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wouldnt it be ogilvy???