Getting a chill from The Invisible Man
Recently I read pages 7- 58 in “The Invisible Man”, by H.G.Wells, and I enjoy the book just as interesting as I thought it’s going to be years ago. I believe I was in 7th grade when I look up to the blackboard and saw a poster of “The Invisible Man” among the other book posters. It stands out to me because it was designed in a mystery looking way, urging my nosy sense. I did try to look for the book in that class, but it turn out that there was none! If you don’t have certain books, why post a poster of them?! However, I slowly began to forget about what my nosy sense long for, maybe until last week after I saw the book lying on the desk.
One line from this part of the book that stands out for me is: “But then I began to wonder why, if he had no arm, what was keeping his sleeve up and open as he showed me how he reached….No, there was nothing in his sleeve.” I think this is a part where readers began to wonder about an explanation for that, or even trying to identify the man with their imaginations. It gives you the chill as well, if you only read this sentence without other description the old doctor gave.
Another line that caught my interest was: “He ignored greetings from villagers on those walks and seemed to enjoy scaring children who teased him.” This stood out for me because sometime I enjoy scaring little kids as well. Not that I’m a freak or that I have mental issues, it’s just a sort of a small revenge for those I was annoyed by (there were others who did nothing, but was lucky enough to be there), you know how little kids are just so annoying sometime.
This section of “The Invisible Man” reminds me of something that happened to me. One time turn off the bathroom light while I was leaving, and eventually I heard little kids scream. Since I not that much of a jerk, so I decide to go back in to turn the light on………………….....and off, on, off, on, off, on, off and more screams. During Halloween, I would cover my face with my hair, hide behind a corner and jump out whenever a little kid passes by. Sometime I would call up my friend with hidden number, and I would fake out my voices to bother them. Okay, okay, I admit I’m a bit immature sometime.
What's probably going to happen next is that the villagers would find out the invisible man’s secret, and maybe they’ll try to hunt him down due to their fears. The main character would have to continue his research while hiding from the villagers, anything could happen to him if he gets caught.
I am looking forward to reading the rest of this book because I believe the story has just began to go uphill a bit. I’m curious about the identity of the invisible man, what’s his experiment about, and why is it so important? How did he became invisible, why did he came into this village? Which hopefully will be solve as I read on.