a quote from “The Star” by HG Wells

“But of the new brotherhood that grew presently among men, of the saving of laws and books and machines, of the strange change that had come over Iceland and Greenland […] this story does not tell. Nor of the movement of mankind, now that the earth was hotter, northward and southward towards the poles of the earth. It concerns itself only with the coming and the passing of the star.”

While there were many quotes that caused me to think and question, the reason I chose this quote was because of the way it presented “The Star” as merely a small part of a much larger narrative. I’ve always liked when authors use such a technique because it leaves the feeling that the story read is not self contained, leaving the feeling of countless other stories waiting to be told, whether in other books or within out own imaginations. While I could’ve chosen a quote with a more analytical bent of mind, I wanted to start this class off with some of the excitement I feel every time I open a new novel.

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