The Time Machine Topics for Discussion

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1. At the beginning of the story, how does the time traveller explain what happens to the demonstration model of his time machine? How does this fit in with his explanation of the "fourth dimension"?

2. What is the major danger the traveller faces when he decides to stop the machine? How does this fit in with his explanation of the "fourth dimension"?

3. How does Wells convey a sense of changing time in his description of the time traveller's transition through more than 800,000 years?

4. How does the traveller try to assure himself that he will not be left stranded in the world of the future? What happens that almost cancels out this protective action?

5. What does the traveller first think the Sphinx represents? What does he later learn about the significance of the Sphinx and of the many well-like openings he sees throughout the countryside?

6. How...

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