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In particular, “all night hammering in backyard workshops” (50) was decried. With this in mind, consider the passage that occurs early in Wells’ text as our narrator is describing the scene at the pit created by the ﬁrst Martian cylinder: “All night long the Martians were hammering and stirring, sleepless, indefatigable, at work upon the machines they were making ready, and ever and again a puﬀ of greenish-white smoke whirled up into the starlit sky” (2001: 92). Unlike the passage from “The Exodus from London,” there is no telltale evocation of the Jew.
Emphases in the original While before the narrator always maintained the role of a distant albeit uncritical observer, it is after viewing these paintings, ironically, that he fully merges with the mindset of “the other side” (and it is only shortly after this that he meets and sees Patera for the ﬁrst and only time). By metonymic extension his pseudoformalist remarks read as a caricature of an aesthetic “Dream Manifesto” where artistic value is calculated by number of lines and title words: fewer lines and more words equaling higher value.
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