The Time Machine - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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Epilogue Summary

The narrator wonders if the Time Traveler will ever return. He thinks he went either to the past or to a closer time when their race was still human. He remembers that the Time Traveler did not think well of the advances in modern society. He believed this civilization was a heap destined to fall. The narrator says that for him the future looks bleak and dark. He states his reason for saving the flowers was "to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man." With these words, Wells ends his book.

Epilogue Analysis

The Time Traveler has been gone for three years. In the epilogue, the narrator speaks directly to the reader. He wonders where the Time Traveler's journey has taken him this time. His belief in the...

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