Quotes/Explanation to Represent the Connection
Henry begins time traveling at the age of five, jumping forward and backward relative to his own timeline.
His destinations are tied to his subconscious—he most often travels to places and times related to his own history.
"There is a noise in the shrubbery.
Judy Brady, formerly known as Judy Syfers at the time of the papers first presentation in August of 1970, introduced a fresh look at the duties of a wife in the 1960's and 1970's outlining these duties in what one can surmise in three basic categories.
When comparing the Wife of Bath, an older pilgrim traveling to Canterbury, and the Fairy Queen, a beautiful and supernatural woman, we uncover distinct similarities and differences in their lives.
Over and over [...] I should have died too," Stating Henry
His mother's death still impacts Henry's life because he feels guilty for not being able to protect her, even though he really now knows he couldn't have done anything.
If you were born a time traveler, would you enjoy knowing what your future holds?
But in Chaucer’s time, feminism was thought to be abnormal and the pilgrims reacted negatively towards her for it, but The Wife of Bath had no shame about displaying herself as she really was.
Once you've lost it you can never get it back."
If you could time travel where would you go and why?
If you were in Clare's situation, what would you do and why?
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What Happens: Henry is a time traveller who falls in love with Clare who has met him before during his travels to the past. They fall in love and marry but Henry’s constant absences while travelling through time and increased knowledge of the future puts a strain on their relationship.
He begins to try to take control of his travel by trying different drugs but Clare becomes worried when he ends up in the hospital almost dead once from trying to keep his time travel controlled.
Itdid well now, except that always at ten minutes toten the hands would shut together like a pair ofscissors, and from that time forth they would traveltogether.
An imaginative novel, this is the story of a man whose genetic disorder causes him to randomly travel in time—and his wife who is left to cope with his absences.
But the problems and complexities of any relationship are multiplied by Henry's inability to remain in one time and place, so that he and his beloved are continually out of sync.
Niffenegger's life in Chicago and South Haven, illinois
The Meadow in South Haven
Clare's Meadowlark House in South Haven
The Newberry Library in Chicago
Henry and Clare's House in Chicago
In The Time Traveler’s Wife the conflict that seems to emerge in the plot a lot is time travel which Henry has to live with.