Character Analysis Of Captain Nemo

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Character Analysis Captain Nemo is remembered as one of the greatest anti-heroes in all of science fiction. The commander of the Nautilus is brilliantly mysterious, and a sinister character who still shows signs of sorrow. He seems to be at war with humanity, yet gives back to the poor. The name Nemo means “no one” in latin, which only increases the uncertainty surrounding the captain. Captain Nemo first describes himself by saying “"I am not what you call a civilised man! I [am] done with society entirely, for reasons which I alone have the right of appreciating. I do not... obey its laws, and I desire you never to allude to them before me again!" (Verne, 57). The outright anger displayed by Nemo alludes to his hatred of society, and sheds light on the reasoning of his self imposed exile. Nemo’s efforts to separate himself and his men from society is shown in the burial process for his dead crew members. Instead of burying his men on land, Nemo buries them in a massive underwater burial, to keep them safe from “sharks and men” (Verne, 150). Out of respect toward the bodies and in an almost , Nemo believes it is just as important to keep the dead bodies out of the reach of humans as it is to prevent them from being eaten by sharks. Although Nemo goes through great effort to isolate himself from civilization, signs of compassion towards humanity in his character through his actions displayed at Vigo Bay. At the site of a great naval battle, Captain

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