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The Eloi and the Morlocks
In H.G. Wells’ first science fiction tale, The Time Machine, a 19th-century Englishman travels forward in time to find that humanity has split into two groups, the Eloi and the Morlocks. One main difference between them is that:
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The time traveler is at first delighted by the peaceful Eloi, but learns that their childlike simplicity goes much too far: their lives are empty, and without initiative or accomplishment. The brutal subterranean Morlocks work to maintain the Eloi’s way of life, but only in order to eat them.
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