Chapter 29 Assignment:
by: Karla Martinez
1.) Fogg sees Colonel Proctor and immediately demands satisfaction. What does this mean? How does the English tradition of duels differ from American culture at the time? How does Jules Verne use the disagreement and fight between Fogg and Colonel Proctor to further develop his views of America?
- They will duel later on. English duels differ from American duels by being organized while, American duels are just done there. Jules Verne uses the duel as a way to further our education on American by comparing how the duels are set up in the book.
2.) What happens when the Sioux Indians attack the train? Where are they attempting to get the train to do before they have to stop? Do they make it? What does this mean for the passengers? Again, how does this support the picture of America that Jules Verne is painting?
- When the Sioux Indians attack the train, soldiers come in to the rescue. Passengers are stunned by shots and cries for help. They are attempting to get passed the bridge. Yes. Passenger have to wait for another engine car to come. Jules Verne is painting the picture of how America is great, helps others and does without thinking of the consequence.
3.) Create an in-class journal entry on Fogg's reaction to Passepartout's desire to purchase guns for their trip across America. Now that they are on their journey, was Passepartout right to want protection? Is Fogg's reaction still appropriate? How have things changed?
- Oct. 23, 1867
Dear Journal, the day we had planned didn't go as well as we thought it would. We were attacked by Indians, the engine car was unhooked leaving us behind schedule. After getting attacked by the Indians, I started to think about what Passepartout mentioned before we came for America. He said that it would be smart for us to buy firearms, for protection. Now that I think of it, he was right. We would've had much more protection from the Indians if we had more firearms. I still think my choice not to carry firearms was smart at the same time.
4.) Who were the Sioux Indians? Why did they track the train Fogg and his traveling party were on? Was this a common occurrence in the late 1800s or just another obstacle Jules Verne put in Fogg's way?
- The Sioux Indians were the indians that attacked. It never really said or talked about why they were there. There's many reason, like maybe they were just loading the train to get aboard. I believe it was relevant for stuff like this to happen during that time.