Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide (8th Edition)

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Although it turned out that the elephant had caused a considerable amount of damage and had, in fact, killed an Indian coolie, it had not gone wild but had simply gone' must', a kind of sexual frenzy which would pass off. Orwell followed the trail to find the elephant in a paddy field looking 'no more dangerous than a cow'. He knew with perfect certainty that the elphant's frenzy was already passing and that he ought not to shoot it. But at the same time he became aware of the large crowd that had followed him and who expected him to shoot.

U 3 A writer whose scientific background often leads to comparisons with Wells is Aldous Huxley. Although he described himself as a Fabian, Huxley's interest as far as we are concerned here is not so much the consequence of his vague socialism as his bitingly ironic descriptions of the life of his own class, the upper class. Better than any other writer he clothes in reality the theoretical explanation of the alienation of the wealthy. William Morris's analysis, it will be remembered, showed that the necessity to maintain the superiority of its status prompted the upper class into the ceaseless acquisition of luxury goods which had little or no practical use.

You can and by implication you should because 'the world' is grossly unfair to those in the lower strata. I t can be argued that Alfred Polly is a good example of Wells's bourgeois background and habits getting in the way of his socialist intentions, for Polly is in many respects a bourgeois who, when pushed to it, reacts with true Samuel Smilesean vigour and ingenuity. He thinks and acts like a bourgeois. But really Polly is much more than this; through Alfred Polly, Wells is telling us that life for the majority is dehumanising but that it need not be.

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