How does the last sentence of this excerpt from H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine affect the reader?
As I stood there in the gathering dark I thought that in this simple explanation I had mastered the problem of the world-masi
whole secret of these delicious people. Possibly the checks they had devised for the increase of population hadsucceeded too
their numbers had rather diminished than kept stationary. That would account for the abandoned ruins. Very simple was my
and plausible enough- as most wrong theories are!
It encourages readers to always look for the simplest explanation.
It makes the reader aware that the Time Traveller will probably meet a tragic end.
It hints to the reader that unexpected changes in the Time Traveller’s view may follow.
It enables the reader to identify the Time Traveller’s motives for traveling to the future.
It makes the reader aware of the possibility that the Time Traveller may be lying,