The detachment of individuality from The Star

The quotation from H.G. Wells that struck me the most was, “but of the new brotherhood that grew presently among men, of the saving of laws and books and machines…this story does not tell.”

This quotation appeals to me because we are given a description of what we are used to in post-apocalyptic stories (besides survival): the persistence of human nature to uphold and protect culture and social norms after tragedy. However, throughout the story, and especially in this part, Wells keeps us as distant from the individuality of humans as possible by rejecting it.

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