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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Analysis

Jules Verne's book 20000 Leagues Under the Sea consists of twenty-nine chapters. Each of the chapters, all shorter than each other, is described by Professor Aronnaks, the main character of the book. Although the book is very suitable to be illustrated in terms of its content, there are no pictures in the book. While this feature of the book is positive in terms of supporting children's imagination, it seems negative in terms of attracting children's attention. But the fact that there are plenty of descriptions in the book and the fact that these descriptions are very successful make this feature of the book insignificant. The book talks about important oceans, seas, straits and continents such as the Red Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Although the book seems to be suitable for children at secondary school level, it appeals to all readers from seven to seventy.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Short Summary

A Strange Object at the Sea

The first episode begins with the information given by Mr. Aronnaks about the strange object discovered at sea in 1866. This information includes the opinions of different people about what this strange object is, the accidents that some ships have with this object, and the notes of various ships about the strange object. The episode ends with the invitation of Mr. Aronnaks to the ship called Abraham Lincoln, which the United States has prepared to track this strange object.

How You Wish

Although Mr. Aronnaks is hesitated by this invitation, he accepts the invitation so as not to miss the opportunity. So they take their place in Abraham Lincoln with his faithful assistant Canseil. In this chapter, Mr. Arronaks specifically mentions Captain Farragut and harpoon master Ned Land. Also included are conversations with Ned Land about the strange object in this section.

In Pursuit of Adventure

In this chapter, Mr. Aronnaks talks about the long and annoying process for those on board. But in the end, when they're about to give up, they encounter an exciting strange object.

Tracking the Monster at Full Speed

So those on board are starting to struggle to catch the strange object and find out what it is. During this fight, Mr. Aronnaks falls from the ship.

What kind of monster is this?

Mr. Aronnaks asks for help while trying to understand his situation. Meanwhile, his faithful assistant Canseil comes to his rescue. As they try to survive, they meet Ned Land, who fell off the strange object from the ship. Thus, the three of them understand that the strange object is a submarine and try to reach the people in this submarine. After a while, they find themselves in a dark room in the submarine.

Mobilis In Mobile

In this episode, Mr. Aronnaks, Canseil and Ned Land meet the captain of the submarine, Mr. Nemo.

An Interesting Submarine Ship: Nautilus

Now Canseil, Ned Land and especially Mr. Aronnaks are starting to explore the submarine "Nautilus".

An Invitation Letter

Captain Nemo invites Mr. Aronnaks and his friends to the hunt. Mr. Aronnaks also accepts this invitation, wondering how Captain Nemo could hunt before landing.

Underwater Forest

They wear special clothes to hunt and go to an underwater forest.

Torres Strait

While crossing the Torres Strait, Nautilus sits on a coral rock. So they have to wait for the waters to flux in order to move again.

A few days on land

Mr. Aronnaks, Canseil and Ned Land, who have not set foot on the ground for a long time, get permission from Captain Nemo to travel the island, taking the opportunity to sit on the coral rock of the submarine. They travel on the island with happiness and excitement, they hunt and collect fruit.

Lost Country: Atlantis

One day, Captain Nemo invites Mr. Aronnaks for an underwater march. Mr. Aronnaks accepts this invitation and they are traveling on both a long and difficult journey. Although Mr. Aronnaks is very tired at the end of this journey, he is amazed to see Atlantis.


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