Analysis Of Book ' Around The World '

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Title: Around the World in Eighty Days Author: Jules Verne Protagonist: The protagonist is Phileas Fogg, a tall, well built English gentleman about forty years old with light brown hair and a beard. He lives a quiet life of regularity in London. Being independently wealthy, he spends most of his day in the Reform Club reading, taking his meals, and playing whist. Having lived a life of travel and adventure some years earlier, he is a man of honor and integrity. Mr. Fogg is also considered an eccentric and enigmatic person with a calm, unruffled demeanor. His rationality, generosity, and self-control impressed some characters throughout the book. Antagonist: The main antagonist is Detective Fix from Scotland Yard who suspects Mr. Fogg of…show more content…
Fogg to make his appearance and surprisingly, Mr. Fogg arrives at 8:45 pm, the exact time he had left when he first started his journey. This is a climactic moment as going around the world in eighty days reached its end and it is fulfillment of the aim behind Fogg’s entire endeavor. It fills the reader with suspense and curiosity as the reader had read that Mr. Fogg didn’t manage to make it then are completely taken aback when he wins the bet. Resolution: The outcome of the story is that Mr. Fogg actually wins the bet because he had gained a day during his journey as he had gone around the world from west to east. Even though he earned 20,000 pounds, he had spent 19,000 pounds on the trip and his financial return wasn’t very good. He split the 1,000 pounds between Passepartout and Detective Fix whom he could feel no resentment toward. Also, throughout the journey, Mr. Fogg rescues an Indian princess where they fall in love and marry after winning the bet. Setting: The settings of the novel are London, Paris, Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Yokohama, San Francisco, New York, Liverpool, then back to London. Also when the train from Bombay and Calcutta stop, Mr. Fogg and his companions have to go to Allahabad on an elephant and when the travelers in America are attacked by the Sioux, they disembark near Fort Kearney station. Theme: The theme is to extend credibility to seemingly lesser individuals because it
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