20, Leagues Under the Sea
That Indian, doctor, is the inhabitant of an oppressed country, I am his compatriot, and shall remain so to my very last breath! But what the heck is Nemo fighting for? We're going 20, Leagues Under the Sea, on a submarine guided by a slightly mad genius known as Captain Nemo. In 20, Leagues, our buddy Mr.
He tackles Big Existential Questions about revenge, liberty, the struggle between man and nature, and more. In fact, a lot of the translations of 20, Leagues are pretty terrible.
At least it was a really awesome movie, complete with a pet seal. So, maybe Nemo's not a terrorist. Indeed, Verne earned a reputation for being the "Father of Science Fiction" because a lot of the stuff he laid out in his books came into existence after he wrote about it.
It's no surprise, then, that this author looms large in the minds of many.
This novel draws attention to the messiness of people's motivations for war. Perhaps Nemo is truly fighting the good fight, battling hard for liberty and justice for all. Submarine technology was just starting to develop in All of that translating of Verne's work might not be a good thing, though; not every translation of his writing is up to snuff.
Navy's first nuclear sub—the first sub to travel under the North Pole—was named Nautilus, after Nemo's famous vessel.
So Verne decided take us out somewhere new. ByJules Verne had already offered us readers trips around the world in eighty days, excursions from the Earth to the Moon, and journeys into the center of our home planet. He's kind of a terrorist. Verne's kiddie-wooing reputation was bolstered by the fact that 20, Leagues Under the Sea was made into a Disney movie. Aronnax watches Nemo take down a warship, killing everyone aboard, without thinking twice.
So Verne intentionally muddies the waters haha, we're funny surrounding the potentially justifiable use of violence in the war s against oppression. No, no, put those swimmies away, kiddos. And he didn't want to take us out to any average, second-date spot. He doesn't seem motivated by religious fervor or racial prejudice or other typical war-mongering business. Perhaps he's taking out his own personal anger in all the wrong ways.
No, Nemo's hatred is bigger and more mysterious than all of that; he hates almost everybody, except for the "oppressed. Verne's got mass appeal. This book is more than just a bunch of neat stories about yet-undeveloped technology, however not that there's anything wrong with that.
And Verne is the second most translated author of all time, behind Agatha Christie. What can we say? Right you are, friends. Maybe he's a freedom fighter. But wait, you say. Disney also turned this book into a ride at a bunch of their amusement parks.
Nemo's enemy remains anonymous throughout the text, and the reasons behind his vengeance are always vague.
As a result, Verne has gained a reputation as a children's writer, despite the fact that he never aimed for children to be his primary—or even secondary—audience. How else do you think such leaders recruit people to fight for them? He strikes fear into the hearts of sailors everywhere. By now, we're guessing you know why we think this book is important to read today.
What's the difference, you ask? Okay, guys, it's time to get real: Sure, Nemo's smart and sure he's charismatic, but people have probably said that about countless other scary dictators.
He disables a bunch of ships—that we know of—and may have sunk countless others. Verne packs a lot of serious business in between the squid fights and the trips to Atlantis—those wacky escapades that most people remember. He wanted to wow us with an adventure somewhere deep and mysterious.
Jules Verne 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea