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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

Captain Nemo is a deeply controversial character, and his opinions and views of the world are as unpredictable as he is. The one thing that remains unchanged throughout the novel is Nemo's...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2018 9:49 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

Thanks for the question! There are numerous differences between Jules Verne’s novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the 1954 Disney film version. While the original plot of Verne’s story is...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2019 4:40 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

In Jules Verne’s 1870 science fiction novel Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Captain Nemo has clearly broken with a civilization he has grown to loathe. While remaining sympathetic to...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2015 5:41 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

The climax is the moment of greatest tension in a story. In 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, the climax takes place when Captain Nemo takes the crazy decision to sink the ship after it comes under...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2019 8:24 am UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

I think the similarities are far fewer than the differences, so I will start there. Both Aronnax and Nemo are well educated and well spoken individuals. Nemo might at times seem barbaric, but he...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2015 3:06 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

In Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, Captain Nemo's submarine, the Nautilus, is pursued by an expeditionary force aboard the Abraham Lincoln, a US Navy frigate powered by a...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2019 5:51 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

Having a meaningful title, "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne is a science-fiction novel about a submarine, the Nautilus, a vessel conceived of long before any submarines were...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2009 2:19 am UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

In Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Ned Land is described as "the prince of harpooners." Professor Aronnax befriends Ned Land quickly, saying that while Ned did not talk very much at the...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2019 4:54 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

In chapter 20 of Jules Verne’s adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Captain Nemo permits his captives to visit the coast of Papua New Guinea after a lengthy period at sea. Professor Aronnax, Ned...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2019 10:56 am UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

The sequence that you are looking for can be found in part 2, chapter 9. Nemo and Aronnax are out exploring the ocean floor, and they come across some stones that don't look natural. Nemo and...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2019 11:24 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

Professor Arronax is the story's narrator. Consequently, he is also the main protagonist; however, that has always struck me as odd. Most people would say that 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2019 1:59 am UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

It would be impossible for me to pick out one single theme for the book, particularly because you never do find out exactly what Nemo's motivations are. Because his character drives so much of the...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2010 12:12 am UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

Initially, the central problem of Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne appears to be a mysterious creature that is sinking ships. The United States government hires Professor Pierre...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2012 3:16 am UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

The story of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea is told in the first person point of view, and also from a retrospective point of view. The narrator is a professor and a naturalist called Pierre Aronnax,...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2019 10:47 am UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne is narrated in the first person by the character of Pierre Aronnax. Throughout the narration, we tag along with Aronnax as he is first taken under the...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2019 5:47 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

Jules Vernes' 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is considered an example of the "science fiction" or "hard science" genre of the more general category of "speculative fiction". Traditional literary...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2011 7:30 am UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

The first thing you need to do to write about the character you liked most in Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne is to read through the book carefully and decide which character...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2016 11:43 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

Professor Pierre Aronnax embarks upon his epic journey beneath the sea in hope of catching sight of a giant narwhal. A narwhal is a toothed whale, famous for the long tusk that protrudes from its...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2018 11:25 am UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

In part 2, chapter 15, the Nautilus becomes entrapped in a 20-meter wide tunnel of water through a massive ice flow. As beautiful as the sight seems to everyone on board, they recognize the danger...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2019 10:31 am UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

The best place to look for this information is the chapter that is titled "At Full Steam." The previous chapters do make mention of the sea monster, but the narrator is mainly relaying rumors about...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2018 3:53 am UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

Pierre Aronnax is a professor; he works for the Paris Museum of Natural History. He also leads a voyage on an American shipped called the Abraham Lincoln. His goal is to find an aggressive sea...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2019 3:12 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

The climax of Jules Verne's science fiction adventure novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: A World Tour Underwater, occurs in Chapter XXII, "The Last Words Of Captain Nemo." A warship...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2019 7:30 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

Ned Land, despite his surname, is no landlubber; he is actually a harpooner by profession. This makes him the ideal companion for Professor Aronnax and his assistant, Conseil, as they embark upon...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2018 12:00 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

Disillusioned by Captain Nemo's erratic and dangerous behavior, the three characters in question decide to escape from the Nautilus using a small vessel. Just as they embark on their escape, the...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2019 11:37 am UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

In the novel, Pierre Aronnax is a French marine biologist, as well as an Assistant Professor at the National History Museum of Paris. In the early chapters of the book, we learn that the United...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2016 3:13 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea is a widely influential 1869 novel by Jules Verne, and helped to create the science-fiction genre. In the novel, international shipping lanes are threatened by...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2012 6:13 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

The greatest depths of the ocean are totally unknown to us. What happens there? What beings can live twelve or fifteen miles below the surface of the sea ? We can scarcely conjecture . . . (spoken...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2019 11:51 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

To reveal the scholarly and boastful attitude of Pierre Aronnax, Jules Verne has him speak in an educated, learned dialect. He uses words like hypothesis and peroration. To draw attention to...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2021 7:37 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

In part, Aronnax is obsessed with other people's nationalities because of the pervading sense of European superiority at the time. For example, he says of Cunard, a British shipping line, "No...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2016 3:49 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

In Captain Nemo, Jules Verne created one of the most fascinating characters in literature. One of the reasons Captain Nemo has fascinated generations of readers is that he is fully sovereign over...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2016 5:50 pm UTC

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20,000 Leagues under the Sea

Professor Aronnax is a leading marine biologist. His professional interest is piqued by tales of a deadly sea monster—thought to be a giant narwhal—that has apparently been terrorizing...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2018 7:29 am UTC

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