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Is Phileas Fogg the bank robber?

A major bank robbery has rocked the nation. A gentleman thief has broken into the Bank of England and made off with a substantial sum of money. The daring heist is the talk of the Reform Club,...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2018 4:51 am UTC

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What is the climax of the book Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne?

The climax of a story is the point in the story where tensions are highest. It represents a turning point in the story, and it is often the moment when the main conflict is at its peak. Fogg has...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2019 4:15 pm UTC

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What is the setting of the novel Around the World in Eighty Days? Please explain.

Setting is generally the time and place of a story. The time is the easier setting to define for this story. Fogg begins his journey around the world in October of 1872. He begins his journey from...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2018 12:53 pm UTC

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What kind of person was Phileas Fogg? 

Phileas Fogg is an eccentric English gentleman living in Victorian London. He's quite a character: a phenomenally wealthy man whose source of income is something of a mystery to his numerous...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2018 6:20 am UTC

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Describe how Phileas Fogg and his companions rescued Mrs. Auoda.

Princess Aouda has been recently widowed, and at that time in India, it was customary for a widow to join her late husband's corpse on the funeral pyre. This was an ancient tradition called suttee,...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2018 9:45 am UTC

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List at least three adjectives that describe the personality of Phileas Fogg

Resourceful: Phileas Fogg doesn't let unexpected obstacles deter him. For example, when the railroad tracks all of a sudden end in India before he gets to his destination, Fogg buys an elephant and...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2019 5:50 am UTC

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Why does Fix believe that Fogg is the robber?

In Inspector Fix's long experience as a policeman, all serious thieves are gentlemen. And the man who carried out the daring raid on the Bank of England is no exception. His crime has all the...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2019 8:44 am UTC

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What are some character traits of Mrs. Aouda

Jules Verne published his story Around the World in Eighty Days in 1873. While traveling across India, the protagonist Phileas Fogg and his valet Jean Passepartout discover a funeral ritual. The...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2018 6:10 pm UTC

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In Around the World in 80 Days, how does Phileas Fogg's character change throughout the novel?

Phileas Fogg does not actually change much during the course of the novel. He starts out as a precise, very methodical man, wedded to etiquette and proper manners, and ends the novel without...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2012 10:05 pm UTC

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Did anyone know how Fogg had made his fortune?

I'm sure that Fogg knows how he made his own fortune (or inherited it); however, Fogg, the narrator, or a different character never explains to readers exactly how he became so wealthy. Fogg is a...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2018 2:19 pm UTC

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What is the basic conflict in the book Around the World in Eighty Days?

The basic conflict relates to the bet: can Phileas Fogg travel the world in eighty days? Fogg is confident that he can, but it's by no means a sure thing, as he subsequently discovers. The world...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2018 7:41 am UTC

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Where did Phileas Fogg live?

Phileas Fogg is the protagonist of Jules Verne’s famous novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Fogg begins the story living in London, England. As he is living a relatively banal existence, Fogg’s...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2018 10:39 pm UTC

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Number of cities Phileas Fogg visited in India

At Suez, Phileas Fogg and Passepartout board a steamer bound for Bombay. Also with them is the doggedly determined Inspector Fix, hot on the heels of a notorious bank robber who bears more than a...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2018 6:35 am UTC

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How does Fogg end up meeting Passepartout in Yokohama?

Passepartout, Fogg's servant, ends up separated from Fogg, Aouda, and Detective Fix. (Fix tricks Passepartout and gets him drunk and allows him to be drugged with opium.) This dilemma once again...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2018 12:39 am UTC

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Was Fogg rich?

Yes, Phileas Fogg was rich. Was Phileas Fogg rich? Undoubtedly. But those who knew him best could not imagine how he had made his fortune, and Mr. Fogg was the last person to whom to apply for...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2016 12:20 am UTC

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Why did Fogg accepted Stuart's challenge in Around the World in Eighty Days?

Fogg accepts Stuart's challenge because he's something of an eccentric. Accepting such a crazy bet is the kind of behavior we'd expect from someone as unusual as himself. The bet also appeals to...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2019 9:13 am UTC

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When and where did Passepartout meet Fix first in Around the World in Eighty Days?

Passepartout first met Detective Fix quite by accident. The date was Wednesday, the 9th of October, and Fix was in Suez, awaiting the arrival of the steamer Mongolia. Fix was "one of the...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2009 6:44 am UTC

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Why did Mr. Fogg say the world had become smaller?

Phileas Fogg is at the Reform Club, discussing a recent sensational crime with a chap called Ralph. A man has stolen a considerable sum of money—£55,000, no less—from the Bank of England in London....

Latest answer posted June 28, 2018 7:01 am UTC

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What is Passepartout's main role in "Around the World in Eighty Days"?

Passepartout acts as a dramatic foil for Phileas Fogg. A dramatic foil is a character who is in direct contrast with the main character so as to magnify certain traits in the main character. For...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2008 4:01 am UTC

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In your own words, describe the sort of man you think Mr. Fogg is in Around the World in Eighty Days.

Although when we first meet him, Mr. Fogg seems to be a very odd man—his regularity is so extreme as to make one wonder if he has Asperger's or autism—he proves himself to be a man of exemplary...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019 9:45 pm UTC

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Why was Mr. Fogg such a mystery in Around the world in Eighty Days? Give two reasons.

French author Jules Verne (1828–1905) wrote Around the World in Eighty Days as part of a very popular series of meticulously researched adventure novels called Voyages extraordinaires. The...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2019 3:39 pm UTC

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From Around the World in Eighty Days, what is known about the Indian ritual of Suttee?

Satī, often spelled and pronounced "suttee," is a banned funeral practice of Indian cultures. The practice consisted of a widow voluntarily burning herself alive on her dead husband's funeral pyre;...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2012 9:17 pm UTC

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How did Fogg travel to Allahabad?

Allahabad was between Bombay and Calcutta. Fogg was to take a Great Indian Peninsula Railway train from Bombay to Calcutta; the journey was to take three days by train. ...Leaving Bombay, it...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2016 3:27 pm UTC

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When does Phileas Fogg first meet Jean Passepartout in Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne? no

Phileas Fogg first meets Jean Passepartout in the very first chapter of Around the World in Eighty Days. Vernes writes that the year is 1872. Passepartout had arrived at Phileas' fashionable home...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2012 3:26 am UTC

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What was the conversation in the reform club in Around the World in Eighty Days?

A fateful conversation in the Reform Club takes place in chapter 3 of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days. Not long after he has hired Jean Passepartout as his new valet, Phileas Fogg...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2019 11:16 pm UTC

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Why do most people like Jean Passepartout in Around the World in Eighty Days?

People like Passepartout for a variety of reasons. Mainly, he has so many likable traits that it is next to impossible not to like him. Even traits that might be slightly annoying tend to make him...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2018 2:58 pm UTC

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What did Mr. Fix finally get in Yokohama in Around the World in Eighty Days?

In Yokohama, Mr. Fix finally gets the warrant of arrest he has been seeking for Phileas Fogg. Mr. Fix, a detective, is convinced that Fogg is a wanted bank robber, and has been pursuing him around...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2009 3:08 pm UTC

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In Around the World in Eighty Days, if the Sioux attack had not happened when it did what do you think would have...

The importance of the Sioux attack in Chapter 29 of this novel is that it prevents yet another complication that Fogg faces in the completion of his quest. Although Fogg, Fix and Adoua are fine, it...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2013 8:20 am UTC

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The writer says Mr. Fogg was not greedy. How can this be proven?

Phileas Fogg is a very wealthy man, yet he leads a relatively modest lifestyle. For him, money is simply a means to an end, something that gives him the opportunity to indulge his eccentric...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2018 6:31 pm UTC

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What happens in chapters 13 and 14 of "Around the World in Eighty Days"?

You've come to the right place for help. Since you think you've lost your book, you might want download and print it from one of the three sites listed below. The book in no longer under copyright,...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2008 8:02 am UTC

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How did Mr. Fix feel when he saw Mr. Fogg in Egypt?  

The tireless Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard is hot on the heels of Phileas Fogg, wrongly believing him to be a thief who's robbed the Bank of England. Fix is motivated to catch Fogg, not just by...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2018 7:02 am UTC

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Why was Passepartout unhappy?

Without a more specific story location in mind, the answer to this question could be several different situations. Additionally, "unhappy" could mean a wide variety of things. Passepartout's...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2018 5:32 pm UTC

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What did Mr. Phileas Fogg take with him around the world in Around the World in Eighty Days?

When Phileas Fogg makes the sudden decision to take on the challenge of traversing the world in eighty days, he has no time to lose. Therefore, he decides to take very little with him in the way of...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2019 2:16 am UTC

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Character analysis of philleas fogg in around the world in eighty days  

Phileas Fogg is a great character. He's not as awesome as Passepartout, but he's still a fun character to read. He is fun to read because of how unbelievably cool and calm he always is. Readers...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2018 7:24 pm UTC

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In the book Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, where are Aouda's relatives?

Phileas Fogg and his hapless partner, Passepartout, rescue young Aouda from the funeral pyre of her late husband, planning to find her a home with a suitable relative. None are to be found in the...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2009 6:44 am UTC

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How has Fix's attitude towards Fogg changed in chapters 20-27 of Around the World in 80 Days?

One of the demonstrable differences in Fix during these chapters is the way in which he moves from being a force that tries to oppose Fogg from a hidden vantage point to a character that befriends...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2012 1:51 pm UTC

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What was Phileas Fogg's role in Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne?

Phileas Fogg is the protagonist of Around the World in Eighty Days, as his actions, thoughts, and fate have the most bearing on the story. He is an English gentleman of immense wealth and a keen...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2019 1:39 pm UTC

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Identify an allusion in Around the World in Eighty Days.

In a long stream of historical allusions, Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816) is the first personage Verne uses to add substance and believability to his fanciful tale. Sheridan was the owner of...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:22 pm UTC

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What is one of the themes of the novel Around the World in Eighty Days?

Speed and accuracy are also themes in this novel. In the end, Fogg brings back with him, not only the love of a woman, but the promise of what science will bring, and his mission to set out to...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2007 11:10 pm UTC

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Describe what happens when Mr. Fogg orders his dinner in the railway station in Bombay in Around the World in Eighty...

After arriving in Bombay by steamer, Phineas Fogg goes directly to the passport office to take care of that detail. Then, without stopping to see any of the amazing sights in Bombay, he proceeds...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019 7:33 pm UTC

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To where are they headed on the Tankadere in Around the World in Eighty Days? What does Passepartout think has...

Phileas Fogg, Detective Fix, and John Bunsby, "master of the Tankadere", are headed for Shanghai from Hong Kong. Fogg, who has missed the Carnatic, the ship on which he was originally supposed to...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2009 1:44 am UTC

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What is the synopsis of Jules Verne's story Around the World in Eighty Days?

Jules Verne's 1872 novel Around the World in Eighty Days is an adventure story about a rather peculiar English gentleman, Phileas Fogg, who surprises all those who know him by wagering with his...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2015 2:11 am UTC

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In Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, why is it doubted that Phileas Fogg is a Londoner?

Because he appeared to have no financial, social, and political interests in the city, it was doubted that Phileas Fogg was a Londoner. For example, Phileas was never seen at the Royal Exchange or...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2016 3:29 pm UTC

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What does Passepartout sell and why in chapter 23?

By that part of the novel, Passepartout has been separated from Phileas Fogg. That is a big problem in general, but the immediate problem is that Passepartout does not carry money around like Fogg...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2016 3:13 pm UTC

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What are the cultural experiences which influenced Jules verne to write the novel Around The world In 80 days?

Jules Verne had a love of travel, visiting over a dozen countries during his lifetime. While his means of travel were simple -- train and steamship -- he loved to speculate about new and exciting...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2012 1:56 am UTC

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In Around the World in Eighty Days, Mr. Fogg used to leave the house for the club at ...    (a) twelve. (b)...

Fogg is described as follows: Phileas Fogg was one of those mathematically precise beings who, never in a hurry and always ready, are economical in their steps and movements. He never made an...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2017 11:02 am UTC

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In Around the World in Eighty Days, what is the answer to this question?  Mr. Francis decided to _______ to widow....

Mr. Francis decided to rescue the widow. Sir Francis Cromarty, a corpsman, was traveling across India by elephant with Phileas Fogg and Passepartout when they came upon an elaborate funeral...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2009 1:01 am UTC

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Who were two men who eagerly awaited the arrival of the steam ship Mongolia?

In chapter 4 of Around The World in Eighty Days two men are promenading up and down the wharves of Suez, in eager anticipation of the imminent arrival of the steamship Mongolia. One of the men is...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2019 10:42 am UTC

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In Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, what was in the paper for which Mr.Fogg was looking?

Hello! In Around The World In Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg is a wealthy man of means who lives a bachelor life; he is served by his man-servant, Passepartout. Together, they embark upon their...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2015 6:32 pm UTC

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What is the genre?

Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days is a travel adventure story, but it has elements of multiple genres. Although the novel is not as futuristic as some of Verne’s other works, the...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2019 1:32 pm UTC

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