by: Karla Martinez
1.) The chapter begins with people speculating about Fogg's whereabouts, but the reader believes he is already home. How had Jules Verne used the element of surprise in this situation? What does the reader assume, until Fogg walks in the door?
-Jules Verne uses the element of surprise in this chapter by making the reader believe Phileas Fogg is going to arrive later than expected, but in reality he has arrived a day earlier.
2.) The story climaxes when Fogg walks through the door at the reform club announcing he has won. How does Jules Verne use chapter 36 to build the suspense up to that climax? What techniques does he use to surprise the reader?
- Jules Verne makes the readers believe Fogg has failed by adding so many things to the scene. Jules Verne built up the suspension in the room of the Reform Club by making the men that placed bets to count down the minutes and seconds making the reader get a rush of adrenaline from the characters.
3.) During Chapter 36, I do believe Jules Verne changed the view point of the story. At the beginning of the book it's from Phileas Fogg and throughout the story it stays with his view point. From the beginning we travel along Phileas Fogg and go with him on his adventure and see the way he looks at everything. But starting in Chapter 36, it switches from focusing on Phileas Fogg to focusing on the men in the reform club. It focuses on the men's adrenaline and the rush. The suspense in the room is the build up and it makes the reader want to keep reading. From all of these above, I believe the view point is changed to someone in the reform club.
1.) How is it possible that Fogg has arrived back in London early? How does he find out this information?
-When Phileas Fogg was traveling he was traveling in eastward time which increases with every degrees. So, he was told he was a day early.
2.) Discuss the discovery that Passepartout makes. Was there any foreshadowing of this situation?
- Passepartout went to the church thinking they arrived a day later, so he believed that it was Sunday. When he walked into the church and found no one there, that is when he made the discovery that it was only Saturday.
3.) Write a one page essay of the things, tangible and intangible, that Fogg gained through his journey.
- At the beginning of the story, we knew some things about Fogg. Like the fact he was never married, he was rich, he was very picky on things, and every thing had to be precise. Reading further into the book we go on the journey around the world and begin to see where Phileas Fogg comes from. We begin to understand his view point and out looks in topics. Throughout the adventure, Phileas and Passepartout begin to bond and grown on each other. So, when Passepartout is separated from them, you can see that Phileas won't stop until he finds Passepartout. They've become some sort of family/friends. Plus, on the train, Phileas Fogg made a couple of friends playing Whist. So just on that we can say Phileas Fogg has gained friends throughout his trip. The next thing that Fogg gained on his trip is his love. During his trip a woman name Auoda was being forced to commit suicide, or other wise to sacrifice herself. When Fogg heard and saw this, he knew something had to be done. So, he soon came up with many plans to try and rescue Auoda. When their was a success, Auoda began to go on the journey around the world with them. Fogg was very protective of Auoda and treated her fair. In the time they spent together Fogg began to fall in love with Auoda and asked her for her hand in marriage. Not only did Fogg find the love of his life, he found great friends, and got a lifetime of unforgettable memories.