A Narrative Analysis of "Time and the Machine" Analytical Essay

An analysis of Aldous Huxley's viewpoint on time in his work, "Time and the Machine".
# 149906 | 2,005 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 11, 2012 in Literature (English)

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Using Aldous Huxley's "Time and Machine", this narrative essay explores the writer's personal experience with time and how it compares to this story. The writer includes a brief backround on Huxley and his writing influences as well as a definition of time. The writer also highlights the significance of the way the tracking of time has changed since its invention and argues that Huxley clearly validates his assertions about time.

From the Paper:

"The author essentially draws a line in the sand between the preindustrial and postindustrial era. In his writing, "Time and the Machine from The Olive Tree" Huxley exposes the contrast between man's awareness of time. He makes a convincing argument that today's society has a disconnection with cosmic time. The urbanization of the world causes so many people to overlook or ignore altogether, moments that should cherish. This statement can be summed up simply by alleging that today's society does not take time out to smell the roses.
"To get an idea of how to properly manage our time, we first have to define it. Webster defines time as "the concept of continuous existence: the past, the present, and future; a distinct moment or period; a period considered of having a distinct quality." Time can be specific or ambiguous. Time can be long or short. Time can fly or it can drag. The way a person would describe the passing of time is subject to relativity. This simply means, the activity occurring when a person recalls an event, be it past, present, or future simply relies on what the person giving the description was doing at the time. This argument can be proven through a few examples of life experience."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Aldous Huxley: Author and His Times." http://somaweb.org.
  • James, Missy, and Merickel, Alan. Reading Literature and Writing Argument 4th Edition. Boston: Pearson Education Inc, 2011. Print
  • "Sears History." 2011. http://searsarchives.com.
  • Webster's Standard Dictionary. Trident Reference Publishing, 2006. Print

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