The Time Machine

The Time Traveller

Though he is not the narrator of The Time Machine, the Time Traveller is the book’s protagonist. He is an eminent but eccentric British scientist, and his particular interest in time travel leads him… (read full character analysis)

The Narrator

The narrator of The Time Machine is all but absent from the book. He is one of the Time Traveller’s dinner companions, which suggests that he is also a member of the British elite… (read full character analysis)

The Eloi

The Eloi are humanlike creatures who are small, unintelligent, uncurious, weak, and also, importantly, benevolent and happy. They are the evolutionary descendants of the British elite, who exploited the British poor for so long that… (read full character analysis)

The Morlocks

The British poor toiled in dark conditions for so long that they evolved into a subterranean race of humans who could no longer see in the daylight. While they once likely ate animals like rats… (read full character analysis)

Weena

Weena is an Eloi woman whom the Time Traveller saves from drowning. Though he does not expect gratitude or recognition in return for his bravery, Weena surprises and charms the Time Traveller by following him… (read full character analysis)
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