Fogg seizes control of Captain Andrew Speedy's vessel, imprisons the captain in his quarters, and eventually tears the ship apart and burns the pieces. And yet Captain Speedy actually seems happy about all this and even appears to like Phileas Fogg. Why?
The simple answer is that people will forgive a whole lot if you pay them enough.
Students may also mention some of Fogg's more charismatic qualities that draw people to him personally.
Why do you think that Verne chooses to defy tradition by having Aouda propose marriage to Phileas Fogg?
Possible reasons that Verne has Aouda propose to Phileas Fogg include (but are not limited to):
- to demonstrate that...
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