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The Invisible Man

Griffin - Wells goes in great detail about the way Griffin (the Invisible Man) looks and
acts. He writes about Griffin's bad temper and his evil scheme of stealing money and food
to survive as an invisible man. 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. What may have
begun as quick temper and impatience turns into violent rage and a wish to commit murder.
Griffin's deterioration is self-induced for the most part, but his alienation from his own
kind is assisted by other human beings. Fear and superstition follow him, and it seems a
defensive mechanism of humans to lash out and destroy the things they fear and do not
understand.


Griffin had been a brilliant young chemist and researcher, confined and unappreciated as
an instructor in a small English college. His brilliance had led him to investigations in
physics and the properties of light. It is interesting to observe that as his passion for
experimentation and his devotion to pure scientific investigations accelerated. When he
required money to advance his experiments in invisibility, he stole it from his father.


He finds the possibility to make something invisible. He try's it with a cat and it works.
So then he made himself invisible. As an invisible man he could steal, as much he wanted.
He is chased by dogs, hunted down in a department store, nearly run over in the streets,
and constantly subjected to the discomfort of exposure and he gets lots of head colds. He
is a man caught in a trap of his own making. Then, of course, he is betrayed by the only
person in whom he placed confidence.


Griffin's end is tragic, but it is the culmination of the tragic course he had followed
since he first ventured into the unknown terrors of invisibility.




Mr. Thomas Marvel - Griffin meets a man named Marvel and wants him to be his servant. He
is very scared and does what Griffin expects him to do at first, but when they come to
Port Stowe, Marvel tells the barmen at the Jolly Cricketers' pub that the invisible man
could be there. Marvel got the money and the diary of the experimental investigator. He
has opened an inn, and tells everybody what has happened to him after that time, when
there had been an invisible man. And every Sunday he takes out Griffin's notes and says
that he wouldn't have done what the researcher did he'd just, well....


Kemp - He is an old fellow student of the invisible man. He is also a man of science.
Griffin feels a bond with Kemp because they had attended the same university and are both
men of science. Dr. Kemp is down to earth and, while perhaps not the inventive genius
Griffin is, has maintained a sense of balance. Kemp, of course, is not a violent man, and
he is quick to detect that Griffin's temper is a potentially dangerous thing.


At this point Griffin is a potential murderer, and the trust and confidence he places in
Kemp only make that doctor's betrayal of that faith all the more difficult to accomplish
in good conscience. But when the invisible man comes to him, he thinks he has gone
completely mad and he wants to get rid off him. So the invisible man chases Dr. Kemp. But
after a while the invisible man himself in chased by Kemp.


Mrs. Hall: She is the owner of the inn in Iping Village. She feels sorrow for the
invisible man and wants to help him, but he refuses. After a time she can't stand the
mystery anymore.



THE INVISIBLE MAN
by H. G. Wells
Setting


The invisible man decides to move to a town called Iping, where he takes up residence in
the Coach and Horses inn in order to research. The Halls are the owners of

this inn. Mrs. Hall is a very curious lady and the reason why Griffin shows his
invisibility. Things develop and all inhabitants of the town get to know that Griffin is

invisible. Where he is hunted.

The story takes place in the late nineteenth century early twentieth century. Both the
time and place are important, because this story could not take place today. Towns are too
big, people seem to be much more intelligent and the city would be an excellent place to
hide.


THE INVISIBLE MAN
by H. G. Wells
Plot



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