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Around the World in Eighty Days

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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I can't give you the page number, but I can tell you that the first mention of Aouda occurs in chapter 12. However, we don't learn her name until chapter 13, when Phileas Fogg and Passepartout...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2008 5:24 am UTC

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Without knowing which tough situation this question is specifically asking about makes this question more difficult to answer. Fogg faces many tough situations and consistently figures a way out of...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2018 2:25 pm UTC

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In Chapter 19, Passepartout wanders towards the Victoria port in Hong Kong, "gazing" at "the curious palanquins" and at the groups of people "who passed to and fro in the streets," and his initial...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2019 8:55 pm UTC

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The detective from Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days is detective Fix. He is a tough character to nail down. On one hand, readers are meant to really dislike this guy. He's the character...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2018 11:35 pm UTC

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The five men who were involved in the bet were skeptical of his success from the start of the book, so their initial doubt helped to encourage their doubt by the end of the story as well. Chapter...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2016 2:36 pm UTC

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The Rajah's funeral is quite a grand affair, as we might expect of someone who was such an important person in life. Unfortunately, it's also a potentially tragic occasion for his widow, Princess...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2019 11:58 am UTC

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The Reform Club extends credibility to (seemingly) lesser individuals. This theme is most developed through Fogg himself, through the elephant driver and guide, and through Aouda. The theme...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

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Jules Verne, one of the most prescient authors in history, postulated or invented many innovations long before their actual debut. Among these was his fascination with technological means of...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2012 1:00 am UTC

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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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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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We are never told precisely why the Sioux attack the train and raid the passengers. However, we do know that the train tracks pass over their territory and that they throw trunks from the baggage...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2019 8:17 pm UTC

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When Phileas Fogg has returned to Savile Row, believing that he has lost the wager by a mere five minutes, Aouda, who understands that he is ruined, asks him to marry her. Fogg replies that he...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2019 11:08 am UTC

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Since Passepartout is both valet (bound to aid the master) and comic relief (bound to be amusing) he is a mixed bag of help and hindrance. One instance exemplifies the pattern: He allows Fogg to...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2011 12:10 am UTC

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Hello! You asked for a description of Phileas Fogg's journey of any three places: 1) Bombay to Calcutta Phileas Fogg, his valet, Passepartout, and Sir Francis take a train from Bombay to Calcutta....

Latest answer posted June 11, 2015 9:07 pm UTC

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The law you are looking for here is Newton's third law, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The higher the speed of the train, the less pressure it exerts at any one portion...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2007 12:47 am UTC

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As a child, Jules Verne was fascinated by travel, watching boats moving along the Loire River in France and writing adventure stories during his classes. Verne's family moved between Summer and...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2012 2:10 am UTC

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Oh golly! I think your decision is brilliant, ESPECIALLY given the theme of the year. Teaching material "because that's the way we've always done it" is the quickest was to bore students and burn...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2009 12:34 pm UTC

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I think the biggest universal truth or theme that becomes clear when you read this exciting text is the way in which the importance of speed and accuracy are stressed. Let us remember that the...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2012 6:14 pm UTC

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