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Reality and Themes in Jules Verne's "The Mysterious Island"
This paper shows how Verne manages to remain grounded in reality and texamines he themes he wanted to get across to his readers.
# 1529 | 2,250 words | 4 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in Literature (French) , English (General)


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This paper discusses the writing of Jules Verne, with particular emphasis on his novel "The Mysterious Island". Although Verne is a science fiction and fantasy writer, he weaves a web of reality throughout his novels, lending them an authentic quality. This paper shows how he manages to remain grounded in reality and examines the themes he wanted to get across to his readers.

From the Paper:

"The French author, Jules Verne, did more than simply tell stories in his works of fiction. He educated the reader, enlightening him on whatever the subject matter of the work. He incorporated into his novels mini lectures on how it was possible for the characters to perform the tasks they did. The Mysterious Island is one such novel. Aside from the themes of man conquering nature and isolation, the reader learns bits of history, scientific terms for plants and animals, the geological structure of the earth and it's contents, and about the basic components of certain technological advancements. Verne did this in a unique way, and the result is an adventure that does not leave the reader with questions or feelings of disbelief. In his own words, "The reader does not ask to be taught, but to be amused. If you want to teach him something, do so without seeming to. The teaching has to be slipped into the action or it misses its aim" (Jules-Verne 111)."

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