Поиск

Полнотекстовый поиск:
Где искать:
везде
только в названии
только в тексте
Выводить:
описание
слова в тексте
только заголовок

Рекомендуем ознакомиться

Остальные работы->Реферат
y outset, it is clear that the hawk is in control. The poem begins assertively with the pronoun I. The hawk is so secure in his position that he is ab...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
Women In The Canterbury TalesThe Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer serves as a moral manual for the1300 s and years after. Through the faults of bo...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
Before the portrayal of the human body can be critiqued, you must understand the artist’s culture. As man evolved over centuries, his views of the bod...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
The New York Livingston-Fulton monopoly clearly subjected any potential competition to harsh conditions that would make it impossible for them to keep...полностью>>

Главная > Реферат >Остальные работы

Сохрани ссылку в одной из сетей:

Twenty Thousand Leagues

Under the Sea

Some time ago, I decided to read Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, by Jules Verne. I figured that because it was so well known it must be an extremely interesting book. In addition, it was science fiction, the one area that I was always interested. My assumption was only partially correct, for I only was to a degree interested in the piece of writing. When Jules Verne was writing this book, he must have been reading some incredibly dull science book the day before, for that was what the book was written as. The style of writing was utterly against my tastes, and though the plot was moderately interesting, the style of writing really ruined it. Often, the author will trail off describing some marine animal for pages at a time. Two entire chapters were almost entirely this! However, the setting and characters of the story seemed to be well thought out. Nevertheless, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea was an extremely tedious volume.

When the story was introduced, Jules Verne described M. Aronnax, the main character, whose love for marine biology was more important than anything else to him did. This immediately led to the international crisis about a bizarre aquatic creature, which immediately dragged M. Aronnax into the action. Due to his expertise on the matter, the public expected Pierre to be the one to solve this mystery. M. Aronnax, under all this pressure, concluded that the animal was to be called the Narwhale. At first, the matter was taken lightly, and only expert scientists were involved. However, when this animal began to become a threat to all ships in the water, the military took the issue into its own hands. It promptly fitted a frigate, the Abraham Lincoln, to destroy the beast, and invited Pierre to join them, for his science capabilities. For many months they searched, but could not find this Narwhale anywhere. When they found it, it attacked the ship, disabling it, and sending M. Aronnax, Ned Land (a harpooner) and Conseil (servant of Pierre) overboard. Soon, the three were guests in the Narwhale, now known to be a ship, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

During the stay aboard the Nautilus, Pierre Conseil and Ned encounter and discover many wonderful and interesting facts from the sea. Often, they would accompany the captain in an under water expedition. Several of these excursions were to hunt, and others were simply to explore a submarine region. One of the times when the purpose was just to investigate an underwater region, Captain Nemo and M. Aronnax explored the lost city of Atlantis. On a separate occasion, Pierre found that there was a supply of coal underwater that the Nautilus used as a source of fuel. In addition to underwater excursions, the Nautilus itself was on a round the world journey, which accounted for the most exiting time of the book. This was when Captain Nemo was attempting to access the South Pole. That meant passing the Great Ice Barrier, and surviving with very little air. During this rather long voyage, the submarine gets wedged between two icebergs, and is almost crushed! To add to this, the inhabitants of the Nautilus almost die of suffocation from the lack of air. Finally, at the end of the book, the three friends narrowly escape that Nautilus. This all occurs during the maelstrom, which is a deadly storm, which makes the escape so daring. At the end, the three friends end up in a fisherman’s shack, not knowing how they arrived, for they were knocked unconscious. That is how the events in the story Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea took place.

The main character in this book was an extremely well recognized marine biologist named M. Pierre Aronnax. M. Aronnax is one who gets the most benefit throughout the course of the book. Pierre was always curious, which often got in the way of following his instincts and good judgment. Also, he sometimes talked to himself! In addition, his faithful servant, Conseil, follows his master during all of his adventures. Conseil never really said much, and the role he played was one of a calm and humble person. Another character of importance was Ned Land, the most well known harpooner of all his time. This man proved himself to be very useful when the threesome attempt to escape the Nautilus. On the other hand, Ned Land was always quick tempered, and free willed. These qualities almost got many people killed many times during the book. The next most important character and perhaps the most outlandish one of all was Captain Nemo. Note that this was not his real name, however, the actual name was never given in the book. Captain Nemo was forever strict and secretive to everyone. He never showed any emotion on his face, and never showed any bodily expressions in any way except when he was in extreme anguish.

The setting that the story took place in was quite interesting. For the majority of the book, the characters were in a highly advanced submarine ship called the Nautilus. This Nautilus would not be very advanced now, however, I suppose it would have been in the 1800’s, when the story took place. It was shaped like a fish, or rather a large whale, and powered entirely by electricity. The submarine stored its air supply in huge reservoirs inside the ship, and could remain underwater for 48 hours. The Nautilus sank by filling different reservoirs with water, and escalated simply by emptying them, so the submarine would shoot up to the surface. The outside shell itself was made of many layers of iron. So many layers, in fact, that it could repel cannon balls and harpoons as easily as it were pinpricks! That is a brief description of the incredible Nautilus, owned by Captain Nemo, that the entire story took place in.


Загрузить файл

Похожие страницы:

  1. 20000 Leagues Under The Sea Essay Research

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    Captain Nemo is, by far, the best of all the characters. He show quickness, a cunning and charming personailty. Captain Nemo is the captain of this extravagent under water ship called the Nautilus. On his ship the scavage the surface of the ocean under ...
  2. Учет расчетов с персоналом по оплате труда (21)

    Реферат >> Бухгалтерский учет и аудит
    ... 20000,00 Ноябрь 21 21 20000,00 20000,00 Декабрь 21 21 20000,00 20000 ... дохода за месяц 20000 20000 20000 20000 20000 20000 20000 20000 20000 20000 20000 20000 2 Сумма дохода с начала года 20000 40000 61000 81000 ...
  3. Курс лекций по управленческому учету (2)

    Реферат >> Бухгалтерский учет и аудит
    ... (2000  4$) 0 ЧСР 20000 (28000 - 8000) 20000 40000 Доля ½ (20000/40000) ½ (20000/40000) Распределяемые затраты ... /100000) 1,0 Распределенные накладные расходы ------- ------- 200000,6 = 12000 200000,4 = 8000 20000 Прямые затраты труда ТО ...
  4. Учет кредитов и займов на предприятии (2)

    Реферат >> Бухгалтерский учет и аудит
    ... - - 80000 80000 90.3 - - 20000 20000 - - 90.9 - - 20000 20000 - - 99 - - 20000 20000 - - 84 - 43000 - 20000 - 63000 Закрыть субсчета ... - 90.2 - - 80000 80000 90.3 - - 20000 20000 - - 90.9 - - 20000 20000 - - 99 - - 20000 20000 - - Итого 432000 432000 604200 ...
  5. Проектирование электрической тяговой подстанции постоянного тока

    Дипломная работа >> Физика
    ... – коэффициент перспективы развития потребителей. Sтп = 20000 кВ·А – мощность подстанции. Ipmax – максимальный ... дутье - ВН-20000 кВ·А, СН-20000 кВ·А, НН-20000 кВ·А; при ... первичной обмотки понижающего трансформатора ТДТН-20000/110; Кс = 1,1 - коэффициент ...

Хочу больше похожих работ...

Generated in 0.0014839172363281