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    Phileas Fogg's Narcissism

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    disasters and incredible feats. In the novel Around the world in 80 days, the protagonist Phileas Fogg is in truth a conceited narcissist who travels the world to bolster his own ego. He exemplifies classic narcissistic traits, a sense of superiority, the need to prove his supremacy, and the manipulation of others. Phileas Fogg has “excessive feelings of self-importance”, a symptom of narcissistic personality disorder, which manifests into a racist and elitist mindset (Berger). He often ignores less advanced societies and rarely steps off his luxury steamers and train carts. After his British steamer’s arrival in Egypt, “He sat down quietly to breakfast in his cabin, never once thinking…

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    Other Cultures

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    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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    a wealthy man named Phileas Fogg bets 20,000 pounds that he can travel around the world in 80 days. In the book, Call of the Wild, by Jack London, a poor gardener named Manuel needs to kidnap Buck, a dog, to sell him for money, so he can pay off his gambling debt and feed his family. Lastly, a girl named Angelina Mann, who tries to earn all A’s so she can follow her dream of going to Princeton and becoming a best selling author. Although Phileas Fogg, Manuel, and Angelina Mann come from…

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    Phileas Flogg

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    Phileas Fogg, a man that very rarely changes his schedule, takes a wager that he can successfully travel around the world in 80 days. Phileas accepted the wager from his friends at the reform club that he could travel around the world from London to London in just 80 days. It is 1870, so traveling is done mostly by boat and train. He takes his newfound French servant, Passepartout, and 20,000 pounds to embark on a journey across the world. Unknown to Phileas, he is wanted for a robbery at a…

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    relating to the subject. One example of this is a novel by Jules Verne written in 1873 called Around the World in Eighty days. The story begins in 19th century London, describing two men’s journey around the world and all of the mystical things they encounter along the way. Since this book was written by someone living through the time, it can be used as a proper account of how most Europeans viewed the world around them. By describing eccentricity and emphasizing the main character’s…

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    Biblotherapy In Literature

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    With literature readily available to us, a reader can be braced with the opportunity to see the world from another’s perspective. Texts from the past remind us of the human condition, everlasting human truths and themes in which we can still learn from today. Through reading we get to see the world from another person’s point of view, take Around the World in Eighty Days. Phileas Fogg is a rich English gentleman, who ends up travelling the world and as he does so, we get to read about the people…

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