Table of Contents
- 1 What does the curate symbolize in War of the Worlds?
- 2 What was the job of the curate in War of the Worlds?
- 3 What is the message of War of the Worlds?
- 4 What do the aliens symbolize in War of the Worlds?
- 5 Why does the narrator hit the curate over the head?
- 6 What happened to the artilleryman in War of the Worlds?
- 7 What does the curate represent in The War of the Worlds?
- 8 When did the curate go back into the scullery?
What does the curate symbolize in War of the Worlds?
As a symbol of the church, the curate shows just how little relevance organized religion has in the face of modern challenges. He offers no help, is a drain upon the narrator, even endangering the life of the narrator, and eventually he drives himself insane.
What was the job of the curate in War of the Worlds?
Lastly, there’s one role that the curate has as a companion that the artilleryman does not: the curate is a replacement wife. Notice that the narrator thinks about his wife in Book 1, Chapter 13 and then the curate shows up shortly after.
How did the curate Die in War of the Worlds?
The curate yells, “I must bear my witness!” (2.4. 14), but the narrator seems to disagree and chases him with a meat cleaver. However, luckily for the MPAA rating, he hits the curate with the butt end of the cleaver which just knocks him out.
What killed the Martians in War of the Worlds?
As it turns out, all of the Martians are dead, “slain by the putrefactive and disease bacteria against which their systems were unprepared.” The narrator is overwhelmed, and he suffers a three-day nervous breakdown. After a kind family nurses him back to health, he makes his way back to Maybury.
What is the message of War of the Worlds?
Evolution and Survival. In The War of the Worlds, Wells explores the extremes of what is possible under evolution and natural selection. Compared to humans, the Martians are highly advanced in their technology, suggesting that their evolutionary history is also longer than that of humans.
What do the aliens symbolize in War of the Worlds?
Wells uses the same idea at the end of the “War of the Worlds.” The Martian invaders, who are less fit to survive than the simplest organism, are the symbol of the ultimate peak of human evolution.
What is the main character’s name in War of the Worlds?
As befits a book about a Martian invasion, The War of the Worlds has a big list of characters, but the main characters are the unnamed narrator, the Martians, the narrator’s brother, the artillery man, the curate, and Ogilvy.
How did the narrator reunite with the artilleryman?
Too terrified to move, the artilleryman hides under his dead horse. Eventually, the fighting machine leaves, at which point the artilleryman crawls away and makes for the woods, finally coming upon the narrator’s home. The narrator lets him inside and gives him a glass of whiskey while listening to his horrific story.
Why does the narrator hit the curate over the head?
Why did the narrator hit the Curate in the back of the head? The curate was threatening to scream and yell until he got the food and when he finally got passed the narrator, shouting, and was heading towards the food, the narrator knocked him out.
What happened to the artilleryman in War of the Worlds?
The Artilleryman is a soldier who tries to enter the Narrator’s house after his squadron was wiped out by the Martians on Horsell Common. They leave together but get separated by a Martian attack at Weybridge. He survived the Martian attack by climbing up a storm drain.
What is the message of The War of the Worlds?
Evolution and Survival In The War of the Worlds, Wells explores the extremes of what is possible under evolution and natural selection. Compared to humans, the Martians are highly advanced in their technology, suggesting that their evolutionary history is also longer than that of humans.
What did the aliens in War of the Worlds want?
They are the main antagonists of the novel, and their efforts to exterminate the populace of the Earth and claim the planet for themselves drive the plot and present challenges for the novel’s human characters.
What does the curate represent in The War of the Worlds?
The Curate is more than just an intensely unpleasant character: he also represents the futility of faith in the face of the Martian invasion. The weakness of his psychological foundation can be said to symbolize belief in any intangible philosophy that purports to offer answers but, in reality, is merely empty.
When did the curate go back into the scullery?
It was on the sixth day of our imprisonment that I peeped for the last time, and presently found myself alone. Instead of keeping close to me and trying to oust me from the slit, the curate had gone back into the scullery.
What happens to the curate in the Martians?
When the narrator tries to cut the curate off from the food supply, the curate acts childishly and eventually goes out of his mind, daring to speak at full volume despite the risk of being heard by the Martians just outside.
What did the curate drink in The War of the Worlds?
In the darkness I heard the curate drinking. I snatched in the darkness, and my fingers caught a bottle of burgundy. For a few minutes there was a tussle. The bottle struck the floor and broke, and I desisted and rose.