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

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The most basic conflict is between Phileas Fogg and the world: can he go around the world in 80 days?

Closely related to that are Fogg's clashes with Fix, a private detective who thinks Fogg is a bank robber.

However, Fogg also stands for the new powers of industrialism, and so this could be read as a conflict between new technology and the older world.

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