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 perseverence 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.