Science Versus Religion In H.G. Wells' War Of The Worlds

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Martians are trying to take over the world. We humans cannot defeat them. Even with our superlative weapons we are not managing to defeat the Martians. At the ends of the novel little tiny microorganisms are managing to defeat these Martians.
The key themes and ideas are Industrialization, Imperialism and science vs. Religion. Industrialization means using off weapons or machines. This is shown in the Novel by H.G. Wells that the Martians are killing the human race by using off their machines and weapons. Imperialism means that creating an empire like United Kingdom just is. This is shown in the Novel by H.G. Wells that the Martians are trying to create their own empire by starting off with the great city London. Science vs. Religion had a really argument against each other and this is shown in the Novel by H.G. Wells that the Narrator (represented as Science) killed the Curate (represented as Religion) which means that Science won against Religion.
This book was written in 1897 and was published in 1898 by H.G. Wells. H.G. Wells was a Science Biology teacher and that made him writing these superb science fiction Novels because before he wrote these science fiction novels he had a background of Science. The Time Machine, the visible man and ‘The War of the Worlds’ were all written by H.G. Wells and are still effecting the science fiction world, literature, television series and stories of other authors.
‘Social Order’ is the behaviour of the society around us, means the performance the community around us has is the social order. A part of social order is that the Government had set laws for us and are controlled by the police and the court. Our parents are part of the social order as well because they enlighten us what is wrong and what is right.
At the start of the Novel there was no reaction by the citizens, they essentially carried on with their everyday life. Evidence:”Within the five mile circle even the great majority of people were inert”. That means even the people who were the closest to the Martians they still carried on with their daily life. That actually shows us that ‘Social Order’ did not change. The word ‘inert’ is in fact very clever thought off because the word itself means that something does not react to something else and this is shown in the Novel by the populace not responding to the Martians and carrying on with their normal life. H.G. Wells could think about this word because he was a biology teacher and the word ‘inert’ is a scientific word.
Only a few people went to that hole to have a look at it what actually happened. Evidence:”I found a little crowd of perhaps twenty people surrounding the huge hole in which the cylinder lay”. That shows us that ‘Social Order’ does not inert to the event that is happening to their great city. They have a better work to do then going to a cylinder landed from another planet. ‘Twenty people’ is a very low amount of people because we in this time would expect about 100 or 1000...

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