"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Analytical Essay by RightRiters

"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"
A review of Jules Verne's book, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", illustrating the characters.
# 23211 | 1,100 words | 0 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 01, 2003 in Literature (French) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses the book, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", by Jules Verne. The paper introduces the book's narrator, a Frenchman named Professor Aronnax, his Belgian assistant, Conseil and Ned Land, a Canadian sailor. The paper describes how Verne represents in these personas, three different segments of French-speaking Europe the Parisian intellectual, the smaller and helpful Belgian servant and the outdoorsy Canadian. The antagonist of the story, Captain Nemo, is examined in detail.

From the Paper:

"The story begins when Professor Aronnax agrees to investigate a series of attacks by a mysterious sea monster. After joining the crew of the ship Abraham Lincoln and Ned Land, the men encounter what they first believe is the monster, but turns out to be a large, state-of-the-art submarine, the Nautilus. But in a way, they have encountered a monster, because Captain Nemo has become so cruel, embittered, and mad from his time away from humanity, that it is almost as though he is like the monsters he observes and is tracking himself."

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