Jules Verne

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    vessel which struck them as “prisoners.” The Nautilus, which is a submarine captained by a mysterious man named Nemo, is the “prison” that is referred to throughout the novel. Aronnax’s companion Ned Land sees the Nautilus as strictly a prison, to which he is confined and cannot readily escape. While Ned Land thinks of the submarine as a prison, Arronax himself sees the Nautilus as a sort of freedom, allowing him to explore the depths of the ocean and to observe “the complete series of marvels piled under the seas of the globe.” Arronax also states that “I should like to have seen what no man has seen before, even if I should pay with my life for this insatiable desire to learn” demonstrating how strongly he feels about staying onboard (Verne 130). Arronax’s companion, Conseil, has an overall neutral feeling about the submarine, stating that he thinks “like monsieur, I say what…

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    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…

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    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

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    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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    The Separation 1. Call to Adventure- Marlin is a clown fish with a son named Nemo. Marlin constantly warns Nemo not to venture into the open sea because it is very dangerous. On Nemo’s first day of school, he was dared to go out to the open sea and “touch the butt” of the ship that was in the distance and then swim back. Before he was able to swim back, Nemo was scooped up by a scuba driver that would then bring him to a dentist office and Nemo would be put into a fish tank. 2. Refusal of the…

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    Symbolism In Finding Nemo

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    Finding Nemo, an animated children’s movie from 2003, follows the odyssey of a young clownfish on his way back to his father. He is presented with a plethora of difficulties, all of which he overcomes with growing maturity. As Nemo progresses throughout the movie, he learns that genuine friendships and a home are fundamental to survival. Nemo lives in a vast ocean. It is portrayed as eerily soothing yet intimidating; in certain scenes the water is tranquil but empty. The utter lack of all…

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    Finding Nemo gives the audience a unique experience into what a society should seem like using different norms and values. Nemo did not think about how fortunate he was until his regular routine was taken away. This teaches multiple things about life and how to correctly act to get the best outcome. “Animating Youth: The Disneyfication of Children’s Culture” by Giroux shows that Disney has the ability to put a script to society and shape the childhood of millions of kids. Gamson wrote “Media…

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    20,000 Leagues Under The Sea One of the most important technology in the story was the Nautilus AKA the submarine used as the transportation for the crew in the story and harpoons to attack the monster and kill it. Captain Nemo is the one leading the crew and does not like war but still kills many monsters with the harpoon. Deep sea exploration was possible during the time period talked about in the story submarines were used for underwater exploration but there was no mythical creatures such…

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    20,000 Leagues Under The Sea One of the most important technology in the story was the Nautilus AKA the submarine used as the transportation for the crew in the story and harpoons to attack the monster and kill it. Captain Nemo is the one leading the crew and does not like war, but still kills many monsters with the harpoon. Deep sea exploration was possible during the time period talked about in the story submarines were used for underwater exploration, but there was no mythical creatures…

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    Themes In Finding Nemo

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    Finding Nemo essay In the movie Finding Nemo produced by Walt disney studios. The father clown fish is marlin and he begins his journey to find his son, Nemo. One day while they were on a field trip, Nemo swam over the abyss and got kidnapped by a scuba diver. Marlin witnessed his son’s abduction and immediately goes on a quest to find him. The theme could be never give up. One reason that the theme could be never give up because. In the movie there were several times where marlin…

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