Jules Verne

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  • Jules Verne's 20, 000 Leagues Under The Sea

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne is a classic for the ages. Its crisp details of the oceanic life and its scenes of action will leave a reader breathless. Through the eyes of Professor Aronnax, we learn about ocean life and why Captain Nemo does what he does. Our main character is Professor Aronnax. Smart and well-known around the world, he travels with his servant, Conseil to teach and lecture about the marine world. Conseil, on the other hand, is quiet, and speaks whenever he feels fit. Strangely, he only speaks in third-person, something that has irritated Professor Aronnax for a long time. Another character introduced to the reader is Ned Land. He is very fond of his harpoon gun, and is known around Canada and the U.S as the best harpooner there is. Our last important character is Captain Nemo. As described by the professor, "A disciple of Gratiolet or Engel would have read his face like an open book. I made out his prevailing qualities directly: self-confidence – because his head was well set on his shoulders, and his black eyes looked around with cold assurance; calmness -- for his skin, rather pale, showed his coolness of blood; energy -- evinced by the rapid contraction of his lofty brows; and courage -- because his deep breathing denoted power from his lungs." (Verne 47).…

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  • The Lord Of The Flies: Character Analysis

    Albert Camus says, “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” William Golding wrote the Lord of the Flies, a story that’s set during World War II. In the Lord of the Flies proper British boys get shot down in a plane and crash on a mysterious Island. The island is a symbol of Eden. When the young boys realize that there aren’t any grownups on the island, they cheer, but future anarchy and a struggle of power shift throughout the novel expressing a need for an…

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  • Ned Land Analysis

    Oppressed by Captain Nemo, Ned Land sought liberty. Although Nemo gave the illusion of freedom through mobility on the ship, he had the control. Unhappy living in the Nautilus, Ned Land was constantly fighting to be free. Throughout the entire novel, we see the only one making an honest effort to escape is Ned Land. Freedom is necessary to live a fulfilling life. During the initial capture, Ned Land was the most resistant. Both Aronnax and Conseil had showed little to no resistance.…

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  • Revealing Loki: A Hero's Journey

    Unit 1 Essay The author changes and reveals the obstacle to foster hero growth throughout a story. Revealing Loki as the obstacle in the movie Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, made the hero overcome pride, grow emotionally stable, and reclaim his dominance. Fate and time were similarly revealed by the authors of Around the world in 80 day's Jules Verne, and The od ssey's Holmer.This helped transform the hero by establishing self-control, emotion, and the true meaning of life within…

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  • Other Cultures

    Other Cultures in a Few Short Pages In Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days, there are many different cultures which Phileas Fogg and Passepartout explore through-out the entirety of the novel. All of these cultures are set in the late 19th century throughout the world. Some of these cultures include the Indian culture, Chinese culture and Native American culture among the many others that the two are exposed to. All of these cultures will be explored in a comparison of the novel to…

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  • Analysis Of Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

    pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite. ” as Jules Verne wrote in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828 in Nantes, France. His first writings were first seen in French bookstores in early 1862. His profession before writing was stockbroking to earn…

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  • 20 000 Leagues Under The Sea Themes

    From gargantuan clams, to gatherings of giant squids, to attacks by savages, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea is packed with adventure and peril. The excitement starts in the first few chapters, and continues through the entirety of the book. As the characters of Professor Aronnax, his servant by the name of Conseil, Ned Land the harpooner, and Captain Nemo traverse the seas, the book may appear childish, not something with deeper meaning or of literary merit. The fact is, the author, Jules…

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  • Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

    The ocean is a magnificent place. So many animals inhabit these waters. In Jules Verne’s, “ Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” we travel into the magical waters of the earth’s oceans. In the year 1866, a strange phenomenon occurred. Ships sank and rumors spread about a sea monster who sank the ships with a pointy horn. After attending some business on behalf of the French government, Monsieur Pierre Aronnax, a professor in the Museum of Paris, is invited on a journey to put an end on…

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  • Miss Aouda Influence On European Education

    When readers are given a description of Miss Aouda the first things spoken of are her beauty and her English education. Verne states that she had a “thoroughly English” upbringing in the city and she was “truly transformed” by her English education. By using profound diction, Verne implies that Miss Aouda is only considered intelligent because of her English upbringing. Speaking and living an English lifestyle is not a direct measure of intelligence, yet the group admires her more for it. The…

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  • How Is Faith And Doubt Used In The Hobbit

    Tolkien and Jules Verne have explored different perspectives on the idea of faith and doubt in their respective texts The Hobbit and Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Both texts convey the idea of faith and doubt. The idea that doubt will always affect your journey, but faith may have enough strength to overcome the doubt in anything. Verne looks at both Protagonist one symbolising faithful and the other symbolising doubt. This is metaphorically showing how faith effects doubt. Tolkien…

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