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1.'Around the World in Eighty Days' is Verne's most popular adventure story. Analyze it in comparison with other books in this genre.
2.What do you think are the common characteristics and Themes that appear in this novel and that are similar to other works by Verne?
3.Write an essay on the plot structure of the novel. Do you think the plot lacks in any way?
4.'Fogg is the hero of the novel.' Do you agree? Substantiate. Support your point of view.
5.Do you think the adventures in this story lack credibility and verisimilitude? Explain your point of view.
6.At the end of the story, Verne seems to be giving the message that the attainment of love can lead to greater happiness than any amount of wealth and vanity. Do you think that Verne has emphasized this message? Explain your point of view.
7.Quite a few chapters in the novel are devoted to India. How do you think the author has portrayed this eastern country?
8.Which part of the novel did you enjoy the most and why? Write an essay on this aspect.
9.Fogg is portrayed as an eccentric fellow. Write an essay on this aspect of his character.
10.Detective Fix places many obstacles in Fogg's way. Write an essay on the importance of Fix's role in this novel.
11.Do you think the role of Aouda adds interest to the narrative? Support your opinion in an essay.
12.Passepartout, Fogg's servant is a major source of comedy in the story. Write an essay on the comic incidents revolving around him in the story.
13.Passepartout's character is in contrast to that of Fogg's and provides a foil to the former. Do you agree? Write an essay on your opinion.
14.Analyze Jules Verne as a writer who peeped into the future. Do you think this is true of Around the World in 80 days too?
15.Examine the manner in which Verne ends this novel. How do you think he makes the denouement interesting and exciting?