His own family would spend most of their time in a dark basement kitchen when not being occupied in their father's shop. It is also influenced by Ray Lankester 's theories about social degeneration  and shares many elements with Edward Bulwer-Lytton 's novel Vril, the Power of the Coming Race This is to serve as an extrapolation of what Wells surely saw as a widening gulf between the rich and poor in Victorian England.
If someone has a story to tell, we listen. Conclusion After the Time Traveller disappears, the narrator considers the possible meanings of the Time Traveller's story. He goes to what he calls the Palace of Green Porcelain, which turns out to be a museum.
Second, the Time Traveller's listeners don't believe him, so they can't learn from his story. Now that we know the real relationship between the Eloi and the Morlocks — which is, well, pretty gross — we may also wonder whether there's any way to avoid that ending.
The original narrator then takes over and relates that he returned to the Time Traveller's house the next day, finding him preparing for another journey and promising to return in a short time.
In that sense, it surprised me with the similarity to a modern Big Dumb Object story, where the characters are put into an alien environment and are trying to determine how it works and why it exists from experimentation and clues.
Perry accelerates work on the time machine, permitting him to test it before being forced to work on the new project. He arrives late to his own dinner party, whereupon, after eating, the Time Traveller relates his adventures to his disbelieving visitors, producing as evidence two strange white flowers Weena had put in his pocket.
This is a classic opening. Questions or concerns? He then returns, exhausted, to the present time.