A Triumphant Ending For The Hero

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All villains are antagonists but not all antagonists are villains, It has been established in classic literature that the purpose of a villain sis to create a triumphant ending for the hero. In Jules Vern 's, Around the world in Eight Days, the antagonist possesses much more than simply being the bad guy in pursuance of the protagonist to impede their cliché happy ending. Detective Fix, as tenacious and stubborn as he is, offers much more than an antagonist who is fated to meet his doom in the end. Fix exists to drive the plot; diverting the sequence of events to satisfy his interests, rather than existing as a complement to valor. Without his efforts, the account of journey is predictable, depriving the readers of suspense and anticipation towards the story’s conclusion. His endeavor throughout the narrative was to arrest the famed robber who he believes is Fogg. Although being a part of journey, he showed the complexity of his disposition. A reader must overlook all the misdeeds and maliciousness Fix had performed in order to observe him beyond the image classic literature portrays antagonist, Verne develops complexity within Detective Fix as he is a flawed man who struggles to recognize his sense of morality because of false determination and greed. (Thesis) The misdeeds and inadequacy Detective fix performed throughout the novel come from his captivity from his own pride and vanity. He holds great pride because of the authority that his profession bestows him, His
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