Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Analysis of Moonlight and Diamond Maker By Herbert George (H.G) Wells

About Author:
Herbert George (H.G) wells was an English author most famous for his short stories of science fiction work. Wells was born in a middle class family in kent in England. A bad accident in well’s youth left him bedridden with a broken leg. It was during this tough time that wells began to read books which his father used to borrowed from the local library and it later develop the desire to write.
Well’s seen a very hardship in his childhood  and he was forced to become draper to financially help his family. Wells then became a teacher and after living with his aunt he fell in love with his cousin and married to her but later got separated. He later remarried to one of her student Amy Catherine Robbins, but was known to have many affairs which Amy herself accepted.

The Moonlight fable:
H.G wells has tried to give a very nice lesson in this story that "the moonlight fable" the suit symbolizes the desires of the little man.the little man wants to wear the suit without guards but he is not allowed to do so. first he listens the restrictions but at last he does whatever his heart says to him. he fulfills his desire and wears a suit and does not care for it because he thinks it is all the part of wearing the suit. at the end he dies because he no more has desires to fulfill and so happily he dies.

H.G Wells – Stories in my own style interpretation:
The writer reflects the tendencies of his age. I heard this sentence several time from my teacher known as sir. Noor. At that time I was in first semester and I was unable to understand it.
 Well in fact this statement is 100% true and valid, as everyone learns and observe and analyze the things from his life with which he encounters, so does this applies to writer’s life. H.G wells encountered with many hardship in his life and it was all due to society according to him. So he depicted the same issues in his short stories which we have read the “moonlight fable” and “the Diamond maker”.
 Now either we talk about the moonlight fable or diamond maker in both the theme is human is bound and he later suffers a cruel fate due to the role of society.
 Let’s first discuss the moonlight fable a child is actually a symbol of an individual man and his desire of wearing the suit is actually nothing more than a symbol of a individual man desire. The mother’s restrictions and warning and instructions are nothing more than the society made trends and norms. So simply H.G wells tried to show with his story that how the individual is bound due to the society’s norm. He  wants to live his life for pursuing his desires and goals but he is bounded with mental chains which makes him mental at the end and if he follows his desires like that free flying boy wearing his suit. The society will name him as mad.
Same thing is showed in Diamond maker that no-matter how genius you are but if you will think out of the box, you will be called as mad or criminal.

H.G wells wants to us message for living happy life you need to hear of your inner desire then you can die peacefully. Soon or late the society will remember you for forever. 


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    1. You are also excellent in literature. I hope daniya sent you his 'more notes'

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  3. Really helpful, thankyou ��

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  8. I was wondering if this desire of the boy to wear his suit refers to the id impulses that are suppressed in the unconscious. Nevertheless, why is it named 'a fable' when all the characters are humans?