Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Around the World in 80 Days - 1

Where can you find this figure? Whose figure is this?



Around the World in 80 Days
Summary (Chapter 1- Phileas Fogg Finds a New Butler)


Mr Phileas Fogg lives alone at No. 7 Savile Row in London, England, with the exception of his butler. He is a tall man with dark hair and a serious face. He is 40 years old and his hair and whiskers have started to turn grey. He is a wealthy man. He is one of the most noticeable members of the Reform Club. His activities are described as being those of a meticulous man, highly organised, punctual and habitual.


Mr Phileas Fogg has just dismissed his butler, James Forster, because that luckless youth has brought him shaving water that is two degrees colder than the temperature required. Meanwhile, Jean Passepartout has come for a job
and hoped to become the next butler for Mr Phileas Fogg. Mr Fogg and Passepartout meet and finalise the nature of the services that Passepartout has to perform for Mr Fogg. Passepartout is hired as his butler. Mr Phileas Fogg then goes off without a word. Passepartout hears the echoes of the shuting door after his master and the previous butler leaving the house. Passepartout then remains alone in the house in Savile Row. He begins to explore the house from top to bottom, everything in the house is so clean and well organised! He finds a schedule for all his chores on a piece of paper hanging on the wall. Passepartout can now learn the routine as well.

Characters:

1. Mr Phileas Fogg
2. James Forster (former butler)
3. Jean Passepartout (current butler)
4. a famous poet
5. some people

Setting (Places):
1. No 7 Savile Row, London, England
2. Reform Club
3. corner of the room
4. living room
5. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
6. Paris
7. sitting room
8. house

Tasks:
1. Surf the internet for more information on Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (introduction and photos). Name a figure of a famous person that you like the most.
2. List out Mr Phileas Fogg's daily routines which are written on the piece of paper hanging on the wall.

2 comments :

  1. At Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Hollywood. Micheal Jackson... I guess.

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    1. A good guess, you're absolutely right! Thank you for giving comment here, my dear student:-)

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