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Type of Literary Work This sensational novel is an adventure novel consisting of an enterprising Englishman touring the globe Woven within are historical facts such as the British Empire and colonies around the globe as well as historically accurate locations Theme The theme of this breathtaking novel is one of daring and persistence On the whim of a wager Fogg is sent around the world in the impossible time span of eighty days Throughout the work Foggs limitless persistence entwined with his stereotypical English composure astound the reader Fogg represents this boundless daring in the audacious wager he makes He has promised his arrival back in London in eighty days regardless of the wilderness delay or other problems that may arise on his journey The reader is perhaps driven to the conclusion that Fogg is a madman who takes lightly to large sums of money This is not so as Fogg although the wager seems unfeasible is a reserved man calm and collected at all times atop the punctuality Verne expresses within him in just the first chapters Verne expresses the stereotypical Englishmen the seeker of adventure popular in his time Almost jokingly does Verne come to this conclusion he being a Frenchman in which all Englishmen will go to the corners of the Earth to find an area to Europeanize find a wild beast to market from or a project to throw their pounds at Foggs endless persistence is further shown in his composure while great delays push him back tragedies occur around him and loved ones are lost repeatedly His endless hope was a flood during a great drought within the circumstances he was found in Train delays were compensated through elephant purchases steamer delays through chartering yachts stubborn foreigners subdued through a handful of bank notes even the weather seemed to fall before Fogg His devotion to his ultimate goal not that of the money but of the
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