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.
(259 words)

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