Book Report On The Steampunk Genre Essay

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Trade ships are sinking and reports of a giant creature are to blame or the “attacks”. Professor Aronnax and his companions Ned land, and his servant Conseil search for the unknown thing attacking the ships, but little did they know what was going to happen next. Professor Aronnax, Ned Land, and Conseil find themselves trapped in a mystifying metal submersible and are conflicted on whether or not they want to gain their freedom back.” Better to be a prisoner on the Nautilus than in the hands of the natives.”(Verne 89)
The genre is adventure, science fiction, it is adventure because the entire book they are exploring the unknown.The science is because it is said to be some of the beginning of the “steampunk “genre. The Steampunk genre is a version of science fiction in which the machinery, mainly is based off steam powered type of machinery rather than the high tech machinery.The book is fiction because the book is not based off of anything that happened in real life.
The plot is about Professor Aronnax, Ned Land, and Conseil searching for the unknown thing attacking trade ships. The three eventually realize that the thing they were hunting for is not an creature at all. Professor Aronnax, Ned Land, and Conseil become trapped on an inscrutable submersible ship and try to find a way to gain their freedom back. Along the way the three encounter sharks, underwater volcanoes, and even under water graves. The captain of the submarine grows more secretive and things start to…

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