Saturday, May 5, 2012

Around the World in 80 Days (Write the Synopsis of the Novel - Sample Answer)

Around the World in 80 Days
Write the synopsis of the novel

          I have selected the novel entitled ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ written by Jules Verne in order to answer the question.

The story begins at England. Readers are introduced to Phileas Fogg, a very precise man who regularly goes to the Reform Club every evening. He goes to the club to play cards and gets into a conversation with his fellow card players as to whether it is possible to go around the world in 80 days.

Phileas believes that it is possible and he is challenged to complete the quest. This is the beginning of the entire plot and from then on we see how Fogg goes around the world and we witness the amazing adventures that he has with his companions.

          The main plot is based on Fogg’s travels. Fix, the detective follows Fogg all over. He believes that Fogg is the bank robber of bank of England. He puts obstacles in Fogg’s path just so that he can arrest him whenever he gets the warrant from England.

The plot moves ahead with Fogg striving through various obstacles to reach London in time. He goes through Brindisi, Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Yokohama, San Francisco, New York and finally Liverpool. Fix arrests Fogg at Liverpool and this delays our hero. He thinks that he has missed the deadline and has not reached London in time when in reality he reached a full day earlier. Thus Fogg wins the wager and in the course of his travels, finds himself a worthy charming, beautiful wife, Aouda.
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Around the World in 80 Days (The Most Interesting Setting in the Novel - Sample Answer)

Around the World in 80 Days

The Most Interesting Setting in the Novel

                  I have selected the novel entitled ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ written by Jules Verne in order to answer the question. The novel tells about a gentleman named Phileas Fogg who goes around the world in 80 days with his butler, Jean Passepartout as they embark on journey which is full of adventures and surprises.
                  The most interesting setting is the hut where Aouda is imprisoned by the kidnappers. This setting is the most interesting setting because it is the place where Phileas Fogg’s rescue actions start. First and foremost, Phileas Fogg waits until it is dark and goes to the hut, he cuts open the hut and rescues Aouda who looks half-dead. In addition to this, Phileas Fogg quickly runs and climbs onto Kiouni when the bandits chase after them. Phileas Fogg safely tucks Aouda in one of the howdahs with her still sleeping soundly. Last but not least, to make sure Aouda is safe, Phileas Fogg offers to take Aouda to Hong Kong, his next destination.     
     
                  In conclusion, the most interesting setting in the novel is the hut where Aouda is imprisoned by the kidnappers. This place is the most interesting place because it is the place where Phileas Fogg’s rescue actions start.  Finally, the two of them are safe and they get married and live happily ever after.
(222 words)

Around the World in 80 Days (Do You Like the Ending of the Novel? Why? - Sample Answer)

Around the World in 80 Days

Do you like the ending of the novel? Why?

            I have selected the novel entitled ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ written by Jules Verne in order to answer the question. The novel tells about a gentleman named Phileas Fogg who goes around the world in 80 days with his butler, Jean Passepartout as they embark on journey which is full of adventures and surprises.

             I like the ending of the novel because Phileas Fogg succeeds in his quest to travel around the world in 80 days and he finds a wonderful wife, Aouda. First and foremost, Phileas Fogg’s perseverance leads him to accept a bet to travel around the world and he finally succeeds in his quest after a series of challenges and obstacles. Phileas Fogg has won the wager and made a grand tour around the world. He rides an elephant, buys a boat, takes many trains, sails on many steamers and has a great adventure. In addition to this, he risks his life and freedom to rescue Aouda but Phileas Fogg is willing to do whatever is within his reach to free her from her kidnappers. Last but not least, Phileas Fogg confesses his own love for Aouda. Passepartout is called and asked to give due notice to the Reverend at the Marylebone Parish, so that Phileas and Aouda may be married, they married two days later.

In conclusion, I like the ending of the novel because Phileas Fogg succeeds in his quest to travel around the world in 80 days and he finds a wonderful wife, Aouda. I am happy for both of them.
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Around the World in 80 Days (The Most Interesting Event - Sample Answer)

Around the World in 80 Days
The Most Interesting Event

            I have selected the novel entitled ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ written by Jules Verne in order to answer the question. The novel tells about a gentleman named Phileas Fogg who goes around the world in 80 days with his butler, Jean Passepartout as they embark on journey which is full of adventures and surprises.
            The most interesting event in the novel is Phileas Fogg’s adventures to save Aouda. This event is the most interesting event because Phileas Fogg shows his bravery when he decides to save Aouda. He has to risk his life and freedom to rescue Aouda but Phileas Fogg is willing to do whatever is within his reach to free her from her kidnappers. First and foremost, Phileas Fogg waits until it is dark and goes to the hut, he cuts open the hut and rescues Aouda who looks half-dead. In addition to this, Phileas Fogg quickly runs and climbs onto Kiouni when the bandits chase after them. Phileas Fogg safely tucks Aouda in one of the howdahs with her still sleeping soundly. Last but not least, to make sure Aouda is safe, Phileas Fogg offers to take Aouda to Hong Kong, his next destination. 

            In conclusion, the most interesting event in the novel is Phileas Fogg’s adventures to save Aouda because Phileas Fogg shows his bravery when he decides to save Aouda. Finally, the two of them get married and live happily ever after.
(239 words)

Around the World in 80 Days - the Moral Values That I Have Learnt (Sample Answer)

Around the World in 80 Days
The Moral Values that I Have Learnt

I have selected the novel entitled ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ written by Jules Verne in order to answer the question. The novel tells about a gentleman named Phileas Fogg who goes around the world in 80 days with his butler, Jean Passepartout as they embark on journey which is full of adventures and surprises.

The moral values that I have learnt from the novel are be organised, be brave and be persistent. The moral values are portrayed by the main character in the novel, Phileas Fogg.  First and foremost, Phileas Fogg is an organized person who leads his life in a well organised way such as his shaving water must be of a certain degree and he eats his lunch every time in the Reform Club at his usual time. In addition to this, Phileas Fogg is a brave person when he decides to save Aouda. He has to risk his life and freedom to rescue Aouda but Phileas Fogg is willing to do whatever is within his reach to free her from her kidnappers. Last but not least, Phileas Fogg is a persistent person when he accepts a bet to travel around the world and he finally succeeds in his quest.

In conclusion, the moral values that I have learnt from the novel are be organised, be brave and be persistent. All the moral values have taught me to be a better person in my life.
(239 words)

Around the World in 80 Days - The Theme of the Novel (Sample Answer)

Around the World in 80 Days

The Theme of the Novel

          I have selected the novel entitled ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ written by Jules Verne in order to answer the question. The novel tells about a gentleman named Phileas Fogg who goes around the world in 80 days with his butler, Jean Passepartout as they embark on journey which is full of adventures and surprises.

The theme of the novel is perseverance is the best motivation towards success. Phileas Fogg shows his perseverance by finishing what he has started and no matter how difficult the obstacle is, he always gives his best effort and overcomes the difficulty.  First and foremost, Phileas Fogg is persistent to lead his life in a well organised way such as his shaving water must be of a certain degree and he eats his lunch every time in the Reform Club at his usual time. In addition to this, Phileas Fogg shows his perseverance when he decides to save Aouda. He has to risk his life and freedom to rescue Aouda but Phileas Fogg is willing to do whatever is within his reach to free her from her kidnappers. Last but not least, Phileas Fogg’s perseverance leads him to accept a bet to travel around the world and he finally succeeds in his quest.
       
            In conclusion, the theme of the novel is perseverance is the best motivation towards success. Phileas Fogg succeeds in his quest and he also finds his best companion, Aouda.
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Around the World in 80 Days - The Character I Dislike the Most

Around the World in 80 Days

The character I Dislike the Most

            I have selected the novel entitled ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ written by Jules Verne in order to answer the question. The novel tells about a gentleman named Phileas Fogg who goes around the world in 80 days with his butler, Jean Passepartout as they embark on journey which is full of adventures and surprises.

             The character I dislike the most in the novel is Detective Fix. Detective Fix is one of the many detectives who are on the trail of the infamous robber of the Bank of England. I dislike him the most because he is a judgemental, hypocritical and suspicious person. First and foremost, Detective Fix is a judgemental person. Since the portrait of the bank robber happens to resemble Fogg’s persona, Detective Fix passes a judgement that Phileas Fogg is gulty for the robbery without further investigation. In addition to this, Detective Fix is a hypocritical person. Detective Fix befriends Passepartout with the sole aim of keeping a tab on Fogg.  Last but not least, Detective Fix is a suspicious person. He suspects that Phileas is the robber without any concrete proof and he asks Stephenson not to stamp Phileas Fogg’s passport until he gets a warrant to arrest him.     

            In conclusion, the character I dislike the most is Detective Fix because he is a judgemental, hypocritical and suspicious person. His negative traits make readers detest him the most.
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Around the World in 80 Days - The Character I Like The Most (Sample Answer)

Around the World in 80 Days
The character I Like the Most

             I have selected the novel entitled ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ written by Jules Verne in order to answer the question. The novel tells about a gentleman named Phileas Fogg who goes around the world in 80 days with his butler, Jean Passepartout as they embark on journey which is full of adventures and surprises.

            The character I like the most in the novel is Phileas Fogg. I like him the most because he is a disciplined, brave and determined person. First and foremost, Phileas Fogg is a disciplined person. He leads his life in a well organised way such as his shaving water must be of a certain degree and he eats his lunch every time in the Reform Club at his usual time. In addition to this, Phileas Fogg is a brave person. He shows his bravery when he decides to save Aouda. He has to risk his life and freedom to rescue Aouda but Phileas Fogg is willing to do whatever is within his reach to free her from her kidnappers. Last but not least, Phileas Fogg is a determined person. Phileas Fogg’s determination leads him to accept a bet to travel around the world and he finally succeeds in his quest.

            In conclusion, the character I like the most is Phileas Fogg because he is a disciplined, brave and determined person. He will be a good role model for all students.
(236 words)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

One Is One and All Alone - The Moral Values I Have Learnt (Sample Answer)

One Is One and All Alone
The Moral Values I Have Learnt
            I have selected the short story entitled ‘One Is One and All Alone’ written by Nicholas Fisk in order to answer the question. The short story tells about a girl named Trish who travels to Planet Trion in a spaceship in 2045. She clones herself in the BioLab and Clo who is her clone becomes her companion. However, the twist happens when Trish is disposed by her own clone.
The moral values that I have learnt from the short story are to think carefully before we take certain actions and we must not be cruel to others. The moral values are portrayed by the main character in the short story, Trish.  First and foremost, Trish does not think carefully when she decides to clone herself in the BioLab. She then clones Clo who becomes her companion but later her enemy because Clo is always interrupting her privacy. In addition to this, Trish does not think twice when she decides to dispose Clo by using the spaceship disposal system. She forgets that Clo thinks the same thing as her too. Last but not least, Trish is cruel by having the bad thought to dispose Clo through the hatch. In the end, Trish does not think of the consequences of her actions and Clo outsmarts her and disposes her.
           In conclusion, the moral values that I have learnt from the short story are to think carefully before we take certain actions and we must not be cruel to others. I do not want to end up like Trish in the short story.
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One Is One and All Alone - The Theme of the Short Story (Sample Answer)

One Is One and All Alone
The Theme of the Short Story

I have selected the short story entitled ‘One Is One and All Alone’ written by Nicholas Fisk in order to answer the question. The short story tells about a girl named Trish who travels to Planet Trion in a spaceship in 2045. She clones herself in the BioLab and Clo who is her clone becomes her companion. However, the twist happens when Trish is disposed by her own clone.
The theme of the short story is family relationship is of utmost importance in the process of growing up. Children need the love from parents and siblings in order to grow up healthily. First and foremost, Trish is the only child in the spaceship and the other crews are adults. She does not have anyone of her age to play with and to share her happiness and sadness. So, siblings are important to children in the process of growing up. In addition to this, Trish’s mother is away in Planet Trion and she is deprives of motherly love. Trish needs her mother by her side to guide her in the process of growing up so that she does not make the wrong choice of cloning herself. Last but not least, Trish’s father is too busy with his work in the spaceship. There is no one to monitor Trish’s moves and tell her that it is wrong to clone herself.
 
          In conclusion, the theme of the short story is family relationship is of utmost importance in the process of growing up. Only with the love from both parents and siblings then the children can grow up healthily and happily.
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One Is One and All Alone - The Character I Dislike the Most (Sample Answer)

One Is One and All Alone
The Character I Dislike the Most

I have selected the short story entitled ‘One Is One and All Alone’ written by Nicholas Fisk in order to answer the question. The short story tells about a girl named Trish who travels to Planet Trion in a spaceship in 2045. She clones herself in the BioLab and Clo who is her clone becomes her companion. However, the twist happens when Trish is disposed by her own clone.

            The character I dislike the most in the short story is Clo. Clo is the clone produced by Trish in the BioLab in the spaceship she travels in on the way to Planet Trion. I dislike her the most because she is a copy cat, shrewd and selfish person. First and foremost, Clo is a copy cat. She copies Trish’s actions and talking. She even claims that Trish’s mother is her mother too. In addition to this, Clo is a shrewd person. She figures out what Trish plans to do and she is quick thinking as she beats Trish at her own game and she wins as she disposes Trish through the hatch. Last but not least, Clo is a selfish person. Clo does not feel bad or remorse after she disposes Trish and she continues living as Trish.

In conclusion, the character I dislike the most is Clo because she is a copy cat and she is a shrewd and selfish person. Her negative traits make readers detest her the most.
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One Is One and All Alone - The Character I Like the Most (Sample Answer)

One Is One and All Alone
The Character I Like the Most

           I have selected the short story entitled ‘One Is One and All Alone’ written by Nicholas Fisk in order to answer the question. The short story tells about a girl named Trish who travels to Planet Trion in a spaceship in 2045. She clones herself in the BioLab and Clo who is her clone becomes her companion. However, the twist happens when Trish is disposed by her own clone.
            The character I like the most in the short story is Trish. I like her the most because she is a brave, smart and creative person. First and foremost, Trish is a brave person. She is the only child in the spaceship and her mother is on Planet Trion. Trish is brave to lead her life without her mother by her side for the next two years. In addition to this, Trish is a smart person. She learns her school lessons on her own from VoicePrinter and she knows how to play the game, Pop Star. Last but not least, Trish is a creative person. She knows how to clone and eventually she succeeds in cloning Clo to be her companion in the spaceship.
      
            In conclusion, the character I like the most is Trish because she is a brave, smart and creative person. She can be a good role model for all students.
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One Is One and All Alone - The Most Important Incident (Sample Answer)


One Is One and All Alone – The Most Important Incident (Sample Answer)
 
            I have selected the short story entitled ‘One Is One and All Alone’ written by Nicholas Fisk in order to answer the question. The short story tells about a girl named Trish who travels to Planet Trion in a spaceship in 2045. She clones herself in the BioLab and Clo who is her clone becomes her companion. However, the twist happens when Trish is disposed by her own clone.
 
The important incident in the short story is when Trish clones herself in the BioLab to produce Clo, who is her clone. This incident is important due to several reasons First and foremost, this incident shows that Trish is a clever person. She learns about clone and cloning from VoicePrinter and she attempts to clone herself. Finally she succeeds in cloning herself. In addition to this, the incident is important because Trish solves her problem of being lonely. She clones Clo who becomes her perfect companion. Trish’s life becomes more colourful and meaningful with Clo’s existence. Last but not least, the incident is important because it conveys the moral value of to think twice before we act. Trish does not think twice when she decides to clone and later to dispose Clo by using the spaceship disposal system. She clones Clo without thinking of the consequences. She forgets that Clo thinks the same thing as her too. Trish has the bad thought to dispose Clo through the hatch. In the end, Trish does not think of the consequences of her actions and Clo  outsmarts her and disposes her. Therefore, we must think twice before doing something.

             In conclusion, the important incident in the short story is when Trish clones herself in the BioLab to produce clo, who is her clone due to the above reasons. We are to think carefully before we take certain actions. I do not want to end up like Trish in the short story.
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