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1 THE SHORT STORY ● A good short story can be as meaningful and powerful as any novel. ● We are ALL going to be reading some short stories starting with … ● “The Star”(1897) by H.G. Wells. ● “The Star” was written 117 years ago!

2 H.G. WELLS ● H.G. Wells, the author of this short story, “The Star”. ● Many of H.G. Wells' short stories and novels have been made into movies still popular today. ● “The Star”(1897) by H.G. Wells.

3 H.G. WELLS( ) ● The Time Machine (1895) – Novel ● The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896)--- Novel ● The War of The Worlds (1898)---Short Story (1) Herbert George Wells’s ( ) literary recognition began with his early, scientific romances, which ranged from short stories to longer works such as The Time Machine(1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau(1896), and War of the Worlds(1898). While venturing into imaginative and philosophic realms of possibility, the scientific pieces such as “The Star” –one of the most anthologized science fiction stories ever---- frequently take as their subject the individual’s sense of self, within a world whose instability is found to be both attractive and frightening.

4 H.G. Wells( ) “The Star”(1897) Some Background Info H.G. Wells’s focus on the, “average man” meanwhile reflects his socialist interests. H.G. Wells satirizes his society’s willingness to sacrifice values and beliefs for the sake of innovation or novelty.

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6 THE SHORT STORY ● “The Star”(1897) --10 pages---H.G. Wells ● “The Star” is a great short story because it is EXCITING, SUSPENSEFUL, but also SERENE at times. It has all the aspects of good writing and is ONLY TEN PAGES LONG.

7 SHORT STORY: “THE STAR”(1897) H.G.WELLS 1. Let’s begin reading the short story “The Star”. Reading aloud and silently. 2. We will spend time looking at the vocabulary. The choice of words by H.G. Wells make his writing so great. 3. We will answer questions together. We will work to figure out exactly what goes on in the story, and the point of it all.

8 “The Star”(1897) by H.G. Wells WHAT DOES IT MEAN??? Anthology Astronomy Simultaneously- Observatory --- Erratic Exposition

9 “The Star”(1897) by H.G. Wells WHAT DOES IT MEAN??? 1)Anthology Astronomy Simultaneously- Observatory --- Erratic Exposition A collection of short stories or articles usually by different authors, but dealing with a similar subject. When you put a collection of short stories together it becomes an anthology.

10 “The Star”(1897) by H.G. Wells WHAT DOES IT MEAN??? 1)Anthology )Astronomy---- 3)Simultaneously- 4)Observatory - 5)Erratic )Exposition A collection of short stories or articles usually by different authors, but dealing with a similar subject. The science that deals with the stars, the material universe beyond the earth's atmosphere

11 “The Star”(1897) by H.G. Wells WHAT DOES IT MEAN??? 1)Anthology )Astronomy---- 3)Simultaneously- 4)Observatory - 5)Erratic )Exposition A collection of short stories or articles usually by different authors, but dealing with a similar subject. The science that deals with the stars, the material universe beyond the earth's atmosphere At the same time.

12 “The Star”(1897) by H.G. Wells WHAT DOES IT MEAN??? 1)Anthology )Astronomy---- 3)Simultaneously- 4)Observatory - 5)Erratic )Exposition A collection of short stories or articles usually by different authors, but dealing with a similar subject. The science that deals with the stars, the material universe beyond the earth's atmosphere At the same time. A place to observe the sky, usually equipped with powerful telescopes.

13 “The Star”(1897) by H.G. Wells WHAT DOES IT MEAN??? 1)Anthology )Astronomy---- 3)Simultaneously- 4)Observatory - 5)Erratic )Exposition A collection of short stories or articles usually by different authors, but dealing with a similar subject. The science that deals with the stars, the material universe beyond the earth's atmosphere At the same time. A place to observe the sky, usually equipped with powerful telescopes. Wandering, having no certain or definite course.

14 “The Star”(1897) by H.G. Wells WHAT DOES IT MEAN??? 1)Anthology )Astronomy---- 3)Simultaneously- 4)Observatory - 5)Erratic )Exposition A collection of short stories or articles usually by different authors, but dealing with a similar subject. The science that deals with the stars, the material universe beyond the earth's atmosphere At the same time. A place to observe the sky, usually equipped with powerful telescopes. Wandering, having no certain or definite course. The act of explaining or demonstrating something.

15 “The Star”(1897) by H.G. Wells WHAT DOES IT MEAN??? What is going on here? 1)What is happening in the first paragraph? 2)2 nd paragraph, last sentence reads: “In a little while an opera glass could attain it”. What does that mean?

16 “The Star”(1897) by H.G. Wells WHAT DOES IT MEAN??? What is going on here? 3) This story is 117 years old. Does it seem that old to you? Do you find it scientifically correct about our universe? 4) There is an giant asteroid coming!!! What do you think is going to happen in the end?

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