When I look at this image, it makes me think of a humble traveler, one that would be willing to help anyone if they needed it. In the classic I read the main character, the Time Traveler spends his time in the future like much like an adventurer but is also very helpful. The Time Traveler saves a citizen of the future from drowning, and takes her along for his journey. I feel like the theme of this book is the challenge the future humans have. They cannot communicate well, are afraid of the dark, and are prayed on by ape-like creatures during the night. This image captures the face of an elderly man seeming very sorrowful and challenged with many problems.