The Character of No-one in Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Alan Quatermain, sitting hunched over and delirious from opium withdrawal, has been taken aboard a huge submersible vessel. The aging adventurer says, "P-please. I feel so sick. Need my medicine." A cold voice answers him, "You are aboard my ship, sir, and my remedies are bitter." Quatermain turns, with his eyes rolled back, teeth clenched, and streams of sweat rolling off of his face, and he says, "Who said that? ... I see you only dimly, sir. If you are real and not some opium djinn sent to torment me, tell me who you are!" A turbaned man with a long beard and curled mustache, his eyes dark with the weight of years of exploring the depths of the …show more content…
In order to give a deeper insight into who and what Nemo is, some of his history needs to be mentioned. With this history to work from, who Nemo is in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen becomes clearer, and the dialogue between him and the other characters becomes richer. The most appropriate way to begin Nemo's history is with his creator, Jules Verne.
When Captain Nemo was born within the mind of Jules Verne between 1867-69, Verne had created a romantic hero. This