I never met people more indolent or more easily fatigued.
The palace of the Eloi
I understood now what the beauty of the Over-world people covered. Very pleasant was their day, as pleasant as the day of the cattle in the field. Like the cattle, they knew of no enemies and provided against no needs. And their end was the same.
Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.
When the time traveler lands in the garden beside the white sphynx, the TT soon meets the Eloi. They look very different from him and the his race from his time.
The time machine is missing
The Eloi live in once grand buildings, they speak another language, and eat very exoctic fruits.
He finds the Eloi to be happy and healthy but considers their state a “sunset” of humanity because everything harmful seems to have been eliminated erasing the intellectual curiosity, passion, and energy.
Finding the Morlocks
The TT finds the time machine missing, and he deduces that it has been dragged inside the pedestal of a colossal statue.
Very simple was my explanation, and plausible enough---as most wrong theories are!”
The TT meets Weena when he saves her from drowning in the Thames river.
She always seemed to me, I fancy, more human than she was, perhaps because her affection was so human.
He finds the counterbalance of the Eloi, the aggressive Morlocks, ape-like creatures who live and work underground.
The only reason the Morlockshadn’t yet claimed the surface is that their eyes could not adjust, but their strength, intelligence, and ambition was superior to the Eloi, and the Morlocks’ eventual rule was inevitable.