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The Time Machine: Characterization

Review chapters 1 & 2 and trace how HG Wells has characterized the following list. Use specifics from the text w/ page numbers, pretty please.


Direct Characterization (adjectives directly used by the narrator)

Indirect Characterization

(what he does or says that gives clues about him)

Readerís View

(how you would describe him)

The Narrator














The Psychologist







The Provincial Mayor






The Medical Man







The Very Young Man






The Time Traveller







The Editor







The Journalist







The Quiet Man w/ Beard






Why does Wells present these characters? What is their purpose?