Day 3

Around the World in 80 Days Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Respond to this quote from chapter XVI: "the savage Papuans, who are in the lowest scale of humanity, but are not, as has been asserted, cannibals, did not make their appearance."

    In a book filled with offhand racist comments, this may be the most egregious. We're not really sure what is wrong with the Papuans, we are just told to look on them with contempt. Whatever the problem with the Papuans is, it isn't cannibalism.

  2. 2

    Why doesn't Passepartout divulge what he knows about Fix to Phileas Fogg?

    Passepartout continues to keep Fogg in the dark about Fix. Students are likely to be mystified by this. Justifications for Passepartout's behavior are likely to vary...

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