He makes the character, Griffin, realistic because his emotions, like expressing his anger through shouting, are something people are familiar with. Griffin was quick to anger by the taking of drugs and stimulants.
An inheritance had allowed the family to acquire a shop in which they sold china and sporting goods, although it failed to prosper: Joseph Wells managed to earn a meagre income, but little of it came from the shop and he received an unsteady amount of money from playing professional cricket for the Kent county team.
A defining incident of young Wells's life was an accident in that left him bedridden with a broken leg. He soon became devoted to the other worlds and lives to which books gave him access; they also stimulated his desire to write. Later that year he entered Thomas Morley's Commercial Academy, a private school founded infollowing the bankruptcy of Morley's earlier school.
The teaching was erratic, the curriculum mostly focused, Wells later said, on producing copperplate handwriting and doing the sort of sums useful to tradesmen.
Wells continued at Morley's Academy until Inhis father, Joseph Wells, suffered a fractured thigh. The accident effectively put an end to Joseph's career as a cricketer, and his subsequent earnings as a shopkeeper were not enough to compensate for the loss of the primary source of family income.
When his mother returned to work as a lady's maid at Upparka country house in Sussexone of the conditions of work was that she would not be permitted to have living space for her husband and children. Thereafter, she and Joseph lived separate lives, though they never divorced and remained faithful to each other.
As a consequence, Herbert's personal troubles increased as he subsequently failed as a draper and also, later, as a chemist's assistant. However, Uppark had a magnificent library in which he immersed himself, reading many classic works, including Plato 's RepublicThomas More 's Utopiaand the works of Daniel Defoe.
Teacher[ edit ] Wells studying in London c. After a short apprenticeship at a chemist in nearby Midhurst and an even shorter stay as a boarder at Midhurst Grammar Schoolhe signed his apprenticeship papers at Hyde's. InWells persuaded his parents to release him from the apprenticeship, taking an opportunity offered by Midhurst Grammar School again to become a pupil—teacher; his proficiency in Latin and science during his earlier short stay had been remembered.
Wells studied in his new school untilwith a weekly allowance of 21 shillings a guinea thanks to his scholarship. This ought to have been a comfortable sum of money at the time many working class families had "round about a pound a week" as their entire household income  yet in his Experiment in Autobiography, Wells speaks of constantly being hungry, and indeed photographs of him at the time show a youth who is very thin and malnourished.
Wells in at the door of his house at Sandgate He soon entered the Debating Society of the school. These years mark the beginning of his interest in a possible reformation of society.
At first approaching the subject through Plato's Republic, he soon turned to contemporary ideas of socialism as expressed by the recently formed Fabian Society and free lectures delivered at Kelmscott Housethe home of William Morris. He was also among the founders of The Science School Journal, a school magazine that allowed him to express his views on literature and society, as well as trying his hand at fiction; a precursor to his novel The Time Machine was published in the journal under the title The Chronic Argonauts.
The school year —87 was the last year of his studies. The unique environment of The Potteries was certainly an inspiration. He wrote in a letter to a friend from the area that "the district made an immense impression on me.
His stay in The Potteries also resulted in the macabre short story " The Cone "contemporaneous with his famous The Time Machineset in the north of the city.
In —90, he managed to find a post as a teacher at Henley House School, where he taught A. His aunt Mary—his father's sister-in-law—invited him to stay with her for a while, which solved his immediate problem of accommodation.
During his stay at his aunt's residence, he grew increasingly interested in her daughter, Isabel.
He would later go on to court her. To earn money, he began writing short humorous articles for journals such as The Pall Mall Gazettelater collecting these in volume form as Select Conversations with an Uncle and Certain Personal Matters So prolific did Wells become at this mode of journalism that many of his early pieces remain unidentified.
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