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The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
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The most important theme in H.G. Wells's novel, The Invisible Man, is societies' impact on decisions. This main character, Griffin, turned himself invisible because he is an outcast and wants to be able to sneak around unseen. After several incidents, people knew there was an invisible person wandering around. Society cannot deal with things that cannot be explained. If they had been willing to try and understand him, Griffin may nothave become a mad, murderous man. Society was afraid of him and made what Griffin intended to make life calmer, get tangled and thus end tragically.

It is about an invisible man who has kind of been alone his whole life and invented a way to turn things invisible. The town cathches wind that there is an invisible man among them and starts going crazy. He has many struggles and adventures. This novel takes place in the late nineteenth early twentieth century. He has just moved to a small town called Iping where heis staying at a little inn. The time and place are important because this stroy could not have taken place in the modern towns we have today.

This book was well written and relatively entertaining. H.G. Wells makes the main character, a young colleg student, realistic because of his emotions. THis book showed me some pros and cons of what being invisible might entail.He made it into a pretty believable novel considering that no human can make him/herself invisible. The book was a little too science fiction for me and moved a lilttle slow, but the idea was creatively original.
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