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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man


by H.G. Wells

The Invisible Man Violence Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #1

Then the finer end of Fearenside's whip reached his property, and the dog, yelping with dismay, retreated under the wheels of the wagon. (3.4)

A little bit of violence goes a long way. From this quick scene, we learn that dogs can detect that there's something wrong about the Invisible Man. This is a good lesson to all of us: listen to your dog.

Quote #2

But once there was a concussion and a sound of bottles ringing together as though the table had been hit, and the smash of a bottle flung violently down, and then a rapid pacing athwart the room. (3.33)

The Invisible Man will take out his frustration on anything close to him. (For another example, check out the Invisible Man's "violent smashing of bottles" [7.2].) Yeah, we're not going to touch this guy with a ten-foot pole.

Quote #3

He took off his hat, and with a violent gesture tore at his whiskers and bandages. (7.29)

Man, everything the Invisible Man does is violent! He throws bottles, he rips his bandages off, and he even sneezes violently. (Seriously. Check out the number of times he sneezes "violently.") We definitely don't need any more convincing.

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