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Journey to the Center of the Earth

When setting is broadly discussed, it usually refers to the physical location and the time period in which the story is taking place. The previous post correctly identifies the specific countries...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2017, 3:47 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

As Otto Lidenbrock, Axel, and Hans descend further into the earth, they encounter a truly awesome spectacle—a gigantic crater. As far as the eye can see, the men are surrounded by features of the...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2018, 1:24 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

In the famous adventure novel Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel discover a message left by explorer Arne Saknussemm in the pages of an...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2019, 1:28 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

The travelers, en route to the center of the earth, see exotic creatures not found on the surface of the planet. For example, they view living dinosaurs, such as an Ichthyosaurus and a Plesiosaurus...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2019, 5:47 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

The moral lesson of Journey to the Center of the Earth may be found in Professor Lidenbrock's admonition to his nephew, "Enough! When Science has spoken, it behooves us to be silent." Lidenbrock is...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2021, 1:13 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Professor Otto Lidenbrock is a geology professor from Hamburg, Germany who is also is the curator of a mineralogy museum. It is his purchase of an Icelandic saga that inspires the journey to the...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2018, 6:29 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Large portions of the setting for this story are fictional. At the time that Verne wrote this book, geologists were not sure what the interior of Earth was like. In typical Verne fashion, the text...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2018, 3:43 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Otto Lidenbrock finds an old journal with instructions on how to get to the center of the Earth and follows them, facing and overcoming many dangers but not actually getting to the center. One of...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2014, 7:52 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth was written by Jules Verne. It tells a story about three men who go on an excursion to attempt to reach the center of the earth. Although the men do not...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2019, 12:28 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Jules Verne is nothing if not methodical in his listing of the equipment and supplies for the expedition. In addition to the mineralogical articles (mentioned during the build up to the journey,...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2019, 1:58 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

In Journey to the Center of the Earth, Professor Otto Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel, and their guide, Hans, encounter some very strange terrains as they journey far beneath the surface of the earth...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2021, 3:49 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Axel does not want to go on the trip because he is, in a word, frightened. The journey seems to him to be fraught with danger, what with having to go inside a volcano (albeit an extinct one) and...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2013, 7:54 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Axel Lidenbrock is the narrator in Jules Verne’s novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. One of the main characters, Axel lives with his uncle, Professor Lidenbrock, a maid named Martha, and...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2021, 3:20 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

In chapter 27, the three men find themselves walking through an unusual, wonderful forest. The trees are the same "common humble trees of Mother Earth," but they are much, much bigger. The plants...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2021, 1:10 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

This is a fairly common question concerning this book, and often readers and educators misinterpret the geography of the text. A common misconception is that the explorers in the story emerge from...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2018, 2:32 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

These days, since bookshelves and television series are absolutely filled with amazing, real accounts of explorations of the earth, the oceans, and space, it's a good idea to pause for a moment...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016, 3:11 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

The mastodons are a huge race of prehistoric beasts, which resemble elephants. As they roam through the primeval forest inside the earth, they are an awe-inspiring sight, but their keeper astounds...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2013, 9:35 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth is the second book in a Verne collection called Voyages extraordinaires. This collection was full of adventure stories about the scientific wonders of the remote...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2021, 12:06 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Just to be clear, this question relates to the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth and not the original Jules Verne story. In the scene referred to above, Trevor Anderson is on board a...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2019, 11:28 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Hans Bjelke is an Icelandic eider duck hunter. He serves as a guide for Professor Otto Lidenbrock and Axel on the journey to the center of the earth. Hans acts a foil to Professor Lidenbrock. Axel...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2021, 12:07 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Martha is only mentioned by name three times—and near the end of the novel at that—and her identity is not explicitly explained, so readers have to use context clues to puzzle out her identity....

Latest answer posted July 25, 2021, 10:51 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth is a novel by Jules Verne, originally published in French in the year 1864. The story is narrated by Axel Lidenbrock, a young man who lives in Hamburg, Germany...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2018, 2:33 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

The horses in Journey to the Center of the Earth are described as “small but vigorous.” They are Icelandic horses and built for the difficult and rugged terrain that Otto Lidenbrock, along with his...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2019, 9:08 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

If you are hoping for action packed sequences like what happen in an Avengers movie, then you are not going to find them in this book. That doesn't mean there are not exciting and tense parts...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2015, 1:40 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Readers are not told too much about the mushroom forest, so we are forced to apply some of our own scientific knowledge to the unique forest. What we are told about the forest does ring similar to...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2018, 2:13 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

In his book Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jules Verne does not tell readers exactly how old the character of Axel Lidenbrock is. Axel is the naïve, cautious narrator of the book and the...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2021, 5:15 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

There is no antagonist in the classic sense in Journey to the Center of the Earth. The three main characters work together on their journey to overcome obstacles and defeat terrifying creatures. If...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2021, 12:09 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth, published in 1864, is an early example of a science fiction adventure novel. The adventure novel is one that is filled with excitement and danger with the action...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2021, 11:31 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Ultimately, it should be remembered that although Jules Verne's novel might be titled Journey to the Center of the Earth, the expedition never actually reaches its intended destination or completes...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2021, 8:03 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

The section of the book that this question is referencing begins by telling readers that the date is Friday, August 21. In most editions of this book, the storm sequence is in chapter 35; however,...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2021, 3:10 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth is not scientifically accurate. However, Verne did his best, while still providing an exciting story, to keep it accurate to cutting-edge science as it was...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2021, 11:59 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth is an adventure and science-fiction tale written in 1864 by Jules Verne. It tells the tale of three men—Dr. Otto Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel, and their guide...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2019, 5:17 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Jules Verne's book Journey to the Center of the Earth is about Professor Otto Lidenbrock's discovery of a map with directions to the center of the earth and his subsequent journey there. Otto...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2021, 2:57 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

After Professor Lidenbrock buys an old Icelandic saga, he finds a mysterious document inside it, written in code. With a magnifying glass, he is able to discern that the document was written by...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2021, 11:38 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

The story begins with Lidenbrock obtaining a manuscript from Saknussemm that supposedly narrates how to journey to the center of the earth. Lidenbrock and Axel then travel to Iceland, obtain a...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2021, 4:12 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Otto Lidenbrock is the uncle of the narrator, Axel, and a central character in the novel. He is a professor of "chemistry, geology, mineralogy, and many other ologies" who has invited his nephew to...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2021, 11:31 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

The first character is Professor Lidenbrock. He is a professor of geology and mineralogy in Hamburg, Germany. He is incredibly hardworking and quite an optimistic character. These two traits are...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2018, 4:15 pm (UTC)

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The mushroom forest in the subterranean regions has a very strange aspect. At first Axel takes the mushrooms for tall and peculiarly motionless, colourless trees. Here, however, the forests contain...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2013, 9:11 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth is not at all based on real events. In its day, the book was considered a "voyage extraordinaire," something quite close to a fantasy adventure. (It must be...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2021, 1:56 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Arguably the most important discovery in Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth is the twelve-foot-tall, humanlike creature Otto and Axel encounter during their journey beneath the...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2021, 2:40 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

As both the narrator and protagonist, Axel Lidenbrock is our passageway into this adventure story. Verne uses Axel to shift the tale into a bildungsroman, a coming of age story, and not just a...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2016, 5:15 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

In the third chapter of Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth, Professor Lidenbrock is puzzling over an old coded message. In this sense, no new characters are directly inserted into the...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2021, 6:19 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

You can't really say that Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" shows a theme related to power and corruption—the nearest the novel gets to that would be Professor Lindenbrock's scientific...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2016, 7:08 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

On the latest phase of their epic journey, our intrepid explorers have reached a vast body of water called The Central Sea. This “limitless expanse of water” spreads before them as far as the eye...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2021, 11:24 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

The journey to the center of the earth ends suddenly when Otto Lidenbrock, Axel, and Hans get trapped on their rafts in a cave, their path blocked by what seem to be rocks spewed there by an...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2021, 11:41 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth is a classic adventure story by Jules Verne. It follows three men—Professor Lidenbrock, Axel, and Hans—as they use a manuscript as their guide to travel to the...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2021, 11:34 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

At the beginning of chapter 2, Professor Liedenbrock is a very excited man. He just bought a very old book—seven hundred years old, to be precise—which he is perusing enthusiastically in his study...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2018, 11:07 am (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Lidenbrock is a professor of mineralogy at the Johanneum Institution in Hamburg. He is a distinguished man of science who "burns the midnight oil" in pursuit of scientific truth. Hans is a little...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2021, 1:12 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Axel is a reluctant hero. He is at his core incredibly cautious, and he knows that the Professor is (and will thus act) the opposite way. The protégé initially hopes to keep his uncle from even...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2019, 7:53 pm (UTC)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

In Journey to the Center of the Earth, the explorers, after being trapped in a dark tunnel, emerge into a huge cavern. Above, a granite ceiling soars far away. The area is lit by what Axel...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2021, 12:49 pm (UTC)

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