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Around the World in 80 days
15-05-2012, 02:57 PM (This post was last modified: 15-05-2012 03:03 PM by Cikgu Sheeda.)
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Around the World in 80 days
Do you like the ending of the novel? Support your answer with evidence from the text.
I like the ending of the novel. Phileas Fogg, Aouda and Passepartout returned to the house in Savile Row. Phileas was still calm although he had spent most of his money in his journey. He had travelled all the way, overcoming problems. He had lost the wager just by five minutes.
Phileas was so sad and so was Aouda. The kind and charming Aouda felt so bad for the man who had rescued her. But, now she did not know how to help him. Passepartout too felt bad for his monsieur. He knew that it was all his fault they had lost the bet. He regretted not telling about the wicked detective to his monsieur. However, Phileas did not blame Passepartout for anything.
After dinner that day, Phileas saw Aouda and apologized for taking her to England. He felt bad that he could not help her to start her new life because he was ruined. Aouda asked for forgiveness for being part of the ruin. She was worried about Phileas. Being positive as usual, Phileas told her that he would be fine although he had no true friends and no family.
Phileas proposed marriage to Aouda. Passepartout was overjoyed to know that his monsieur and Aouda were getting married. He was asked to arrange their wedding the next day, on Monday. Passepartout ran off to Reverend happily.
He came back panting and telling his monsieur that the wedding could not be on as the next day was a Sunday and not a Monday. Then, Phileas realized that actually he had gain some time when they had travelled to west countries. They had fifteen minutes to reach the Reform Club.
At the Reform Club, Phileas partners were waiting. They were restless and suspense mounted. Everyone was wondering whether Phileas Fogg could make it in time to win the wager.
It was a matter of seconds. At fifty-five seconds to 8.45 p.m a loud applause was heard outside the Reform Club. At the fifty-seventh second, Phileas Fogg opened the door of the grand room and announced his arrival.
He had won the wager by mere three seconds.
Two days later, Phileas and Aouda were married. Passepartout was quite happy in his job as their butler.
I like this happy ending. Phileas had won not only the wager but a wonderful woman who made him truly happy.



Compare and contrast between two characters.
Passepartout was a comical character. He provided entertainment at many occasions. He lightened the atmosphere of the tensed journey with his crazy behavior, his clumsiness and his general good nature. Phileas appeared to be calm and methodical person as there was a system for everything in his house.
Passepartout was full of his antics as he had been an acrobat before. His small role as a long-nosed acrobat in Japanese clothes was a very stark compared to Phileas’s serious character. Passepartout was a happy-go-lucky, naïve man who got himself into lots of blunder.
Passepartout’s naïve and simple characteristics is also a contrast to Phileas Fogg’s intelligence and wit. While on their way to America, a herd of buffaloes found its way onto the tracks. The train stopped as the engineer waited patiently for them to pass. The impatient Passepartout could not sit still. But Phileas was very cool and managed the situation without any panic.
Passepartout got himself into much trouble with the priests when he was attracted to a temple in Bombay. He did not know that foreigners were not allowed in temples.
Phileas Fogg was a brilliant man packed with knowledge. He planned the schedule and had everything in order. He was resourceful and this was evident when he burned the parts of ship in order to get it moving because there was no more coal.
Phileas Fogg and Passepartout made an unforgettable pair to us in the novel Around the World in 80 days.



Based on one novel, write on a theme.
In the novel Around the World in 80 days, the theme of loyalty is shown in the character of Passepartout. Passepartout was very loyal to his master, Phileas Fogg. He faithfully carried out whatever errands his master wanted him to. He looked after his master well. He was shocked when told that they were going on a journey around the world in eighty days. Being a loyal butler to his master, he took the orders and packed whatever was instructed. He held tightly to his master’s carpetbag which containing lot of money.
Passepartout showed loyalty to his master and made sure that his master was safe and outlaws. The train had to be stopped or it would crash. Phileas started to rush towards the front of the train and tried to stop it but his loyal butler stopped him from doing so. Instead, he went to have a look himself, making sure that his master was safe.
Passepartout thought that Fix was a spy sent by his master’s partners to make sure that Phileas made a honest trip around the world. He told Fix that he would not let anything bad happen to his master. When Fix revealed his true identity, Passepartout refused to believe that his master was a robber. For Passepartout, his master was the most honourable of all men. Being loyal, he refused to collaborate with Fix to keep Phileas in Hong Kong.
When Phileas was arrested by Fix once they reached Liverpool, Passepartout felt very terrible. In fact, no one felt worse than the faithful butler himself. He blamed himself for not telling his master about Fix.
When he found that the still had time to go to the Reform Club as it was a Saturday and not a Sunday, he and his master rushed to Reform Club in the hope of making it on time to win the wager. Due to his loyalty, Phileas won the wager. Passepartout remained loyal to his master even after his master married Aouda.

{THIS ANSWER ALSO CAN BE FITTED FOR QUESTIONS OF MORAL VALUE AND CHARACTER THAT I LIKE – I LIKE PASSEPARTOUT BECAUSE OF HIS LOYALTY TO HIS MASTER, PHILEAS FOGG AND HIS BRAVERY ACT}


Write about a character that you sympathies with. Support your answer with evidence from the text.
Based on the novel a character that I sympathies with is Passepartout.
Passepartout was naïve to a certain extent and tended to get carried away at several occasions.
Passepartout entered the Indian temple illegally. He did not know that foreigners were forbidden from entering the temple. The poor Passepartout was caught and brought to the court. This is one dirty tactics by Detective Fix to nab Phileas in India. This incident made Passepartout to be restless and he thought that he had caused his master to be delayed in his journey.
I sympathy with Passepartout for when he refused to keep Phileas Fogg in Hong Kong. Fix got his man to knock him on the head and he fell. Fix then left him unconscious in that restaurant. Three hours later, he woke up, still feeling dizzy. Barely able to stand, he pulled himself up and stumbled along the ship. Two members of the crew pitied him and carried him to his cabin. The next day when he woke up, it was already mid-day. He could not find either his master and Aouda on board the ship.
Then, he remembered. His master might have been missed the boat. Passepartout was now on his way to Japan without a penny in his pocket. He was such a pitiful soul. When the boat docked in Yokohama, he off the ship and onto the shore. He walked the streets of the Japanese city. He had nothing. He was hungry but he had no money.
The next morning, he was so hungry that he thought of selling his watch to buy some food. He then decided not to as the watch was very special to him. So, he traded his clothes to get some food and Japanese attire. He ate his rice and chicken very quickly as he was dead hungry.
The pitiful Passepartout thought of a way to look for his master who might already be in America. He joined an acrobatic troupe heading to America. He was offered the role of Long Nose in the human pyramid. Later, he was reunited with his monsieur and Aouda.
Passepartout showed loyalty to his master and made sure that his master was safe and sound. This is especially so when their train was attacked by outlaws. The train had to be stopped or it would crash. Phileas started to rush towards the front of the train and tried to stop it but his loyal butler stopped him from doing so. Instead, he went to have a look himself, making sure that his master was safe. He was willing to take risks in order to save his master.
I sympathy with him because as he faced many problems throughout his journey with his master.

Write about a character who is kind in the novel. Support your answer with evidences from the text. A character who is kind in the novel is Phileas Fogg. He seemed calm, emotionless and mechanical person. In actual fact, Phileas Fogg had a heart that was large and kind. There are many instances to prove such.
On their way to Allahabad, Phileas Fogg and his companions heard loud voices coming through the woods. The clanging of instruments and loud voices come closer and closer. They saw a group of men dressed in costumes pulling a cart with a statue on it. Men wearing long robes dancing around the statue. Another group of men was pulling a young, beautiful woman , Aouda behind them. Seeing the pitiful woman, Phileas decided to help since he had 12 hours to spare. The other agreed to help them. He took risks and challenges in battle of saving the Aouda.
Phileas had a heart of gem. He pardoned Passepartout although Passepartout had did many blunders along the journey which delayed his journey around the world. Being kind, Phileas did not want Passepartout to stay in jail for illegally entering a temple in Bombay. He did not blame or reprimand Passepartout in any way. That shows how magnanimous he was. Instead Passepartout felt bad his master spent money on mistakes that he made.
Fix arrested Phileas in Liverpool. He was put in jail and as a result the time lost cost him to lose the wager. He did not blame anybody for this ruin, not even Passepartout for he did not tell him about the detective although he knew about it.
Based on the above given evidences, it is clear that Phileas Fogg is the most kind person in the novel.
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17-05-2012, 10:56 AM (This post was last modified: 17-05-2012 11:45 AM by Cikgu Sheeda.)
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RE: Around the World in 80 days
Write about your favourite character in the novel. Give evidences to support your answer.
My favourite character is Jean Passepartout. He had an entertaining personality. He provided comic relief during many tense situations. His good humour put everyone in a happy mood. He enjoyed all the adventurous and excitement in his journey with his master.
When they rode on Kiouni, the elephant, Passepartout had to sit on the elephant’s back. Although it was rough and uncomfortable, he enjoyed himself. He was cool and could suit himself to any difficult situation. He enjoyed adventures, travelling and seeing new places.
He was loyal to Phileas Fogg. He faithfully carried out whatever errands his master wanted him to. He looked after his master well. He was shocked when told that they were going on a journey around the world in eighty days. Being a loyal butler to his master, he took t he orders and packed whatever was instructed. He held tightly to his master’s carpetbag which containing lot of money. Although he had not known Phileas for very long, he refused to believe that Phileas was a bank robber. He refused to take bribe from Detective Fix to hide the ship schedule from Phileas.
Passepartout was brave when he helped to rescue Aouda from the bandits. He also fought the outlaws and saved everyone’s life in the train incident. He risked his life when he stopped the runaway train on the way to America. The train had to be stopped at Fort Kearney or it would crash. Passepartout’s quick action had saved everyone in the train. He was the real hero.
He was an emotional and caring person too. He was quick to feel sad and worried whenever they encountered any obstacles or problems. When Phileas was arrested by Fix once they reached Liverpool. Passepartout felt very terrible. In fact, no one felt worse than the faithful butler himself. He blamed himself for not telling his master about Fix.
Besides that, he was clever and resourceful. When he had no money in Japan, he sold his clothes and was able to buy a meal. Passepartout used to be a singer, gymnast and a performer.
Passepartout lightened the mood with his behaviour, his clumsiness and his general good nature. Indeed, his character was quite different from Phileas. He was more friendly, charming and warm. These are the reasons that makes Passepartout apple of my eyes.

Write about your favourite character in the novel. Give evidences to support your answer.
In this novel, ‘Around The World In 80 Days’, the my favourite character is Phileas Fogg. He wagered that he could travel around the world in 80 days. He was the protagonist of the whole story. It was he who set most of the action rolling and it was he who initiated the entire adventure.
I like his discipline applied in his life. For Phileas Fogg, there was a system for everything. His clothes and shoes were numbered according to when they were worn, whether summer or fall. He had prepared a schedule for his butler to do all his chores. He fired his butler, James Forster for bringing him shaving water that was two degrees too cold. I learnt about being punctuality in life is very important.
Phileas showed great determination and never give up despite the odds. He hired boats, rode on an elephant, took over a ship and even hired a train in order to solve all the obstacles.He risked his life on a train by crossing a badly-damaged bridge and travelled in a sled in a freezing cold night. He journeyed through rough weather, awful storms, wicked waves, incomplete railroads and outlaws attacks.
Phileas Fogg also risked his life to save Aouda who was kidnapped by bandits. He with his travelling companion managed to save Aouda after a great battle with the bandits. Helping other in need is a good and noble deed.
In Hong Kong, he missed Carnatic. Fix hit Passepartout on his head. Passepartout fainted. This incident made Phileas did not know about his schedule of his steamer, Carnatic to Yokohama, Japan. Phileas had to burn a hole in his pocket by hiring a boat to Shanghai so that he could catch Carnatic in time and headed to Yokohama, Japan.
Phileas had to hire Henrietta to Liverpool.He had to sail ththe Atlantic Ocean, a dangerous sea with bad weather. The crew of the ship ran out of coal. Phileas bought the ship and instructed the crew to burn parts of the ship to keep it going. Fix put Phileas behind bars once Phileas had stepped onto British soil. He was not emotional when he stucked in jail. He was released by Fix when the real robber had been caught in London.He had to hire a special train to England. However, he arrived 5 minutes late and he thought that he had lost the wager.
Phileas also was a kind-hearted man. Phileas had a heart of gem. He pardoned Passepartout although Passepartout had did many blunders along the journey which delayed his journey around the world. Being kind, Phileas did not want Passepartout to stay in jail for illegally entering a temple in Bombay. He did not blame or reprimand Passepartout in any way. That shows how magnanimous he was. Instead Passepartout felt bad his master spent money on mistakes that he made.
I learnt a lot of good values from Phileas Fogg. If we strive hard to achieve something in life, we will do it by any hook or crook. These are the reasons that makes Passepartout apple of my eyes.

STUDENTS, KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE!
{This answer also can be used for moral values – moral value of determination and helping others. Remember, the GORENG technique}

Write about a character who you detest the most in the novel. Give evidences to support your answer. *detest=demise= hate= dislike = benci
Write about an antagonist of the novel that you have read. Give evidences to support your answer.
I dislike Detective Fix. He was one of the detectives who was trying to catch the man who had robbed the Bank Of England. He was opinionated, he was sure that Phileas Fogg was the bank robber and stubbornly refused to accept any other point of view.
Fix followed Phileas all over the world just to arrest him. He decided to follow Phileas Fogg until ‘the bitter end’. He was persistent to do something despite facing all the difficulties. I would describe him as a ruthless person too. Detective Fix, as a sly person, he told Passepartout lies about himself and made friends with him to get more information about Phileas. Fix used dirty tactics to disguise his true identity as a London Detective.
Fix got Passepartout arrested for illegally entering an indian temple just so that he could delay Phileas until the arrest warrant arrived. His suspicions were based on nothing more than Phileas getting his passport stamped and a conversation with his butler, Passepartout.
Fix followed Phileas all over the world and tried his best to delay his journey. In Yokohama, Japan, Detective Fix had someone hit Passepartout on the head when Passepartout refused to cooperate with him to hide the schedule detail to Yokohama, Japan. Passepartout was unconscious at the restaurant. Phileas missed the steamer, Carnatic. This showed his cunning attitude of Detective Fix.
Finally, Fix was proved wrong when the real suspect was arrested in England. Phileas Fogg punched Fix on his nose and knocked him down. Fix knew that he had received what he deserved.
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17-05-2012, 12:49 PM (This post was last modified: 17-05-2012 01:19 PM by Cikgu Sheeda.)
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Write about a character who faces the most hardship in the novel. Give evidences to support your answer.
The character who faces the most hardship in the novel ‘Around the World in 80 days’ is Phileas Fogg.
Phileas showed great determination and never give up despite the odds. He hired boats, rode on an elephant, took over a ship and even hired a train in order to solve all the obstacles. He risked his life on a train by crossing a badly-damaged bridge and travelled in a sled in a freezing cold night. He journeyed through rough weather, awful storms, wicked waves, incomplete railroads and outlaws attacks.
Phileas Fogg also risked his life to save Aouda who was kidnapped by bandits. He with his travelling companion managed to save Aouda after a great battle with the bandits. Helping other in need is a good and noble deed.
In Hong Kong, he missed Carnatic. Fix hit Passepartout on his head. Passepartout fainted. This incident made Phileas did not know about his schedule of his steamer, Carnatic to Yokohama, Japan. Phileas had to burn a hole in his pocket by hiring a boat to Shanghai so that he could catch Carnatic in time and headed to Yokohama, Japan.
Phileas had to hire Henrietta to Liverpool.He had to sail ththe Atlantic Ocean, a dangerous sea with bad weather. The crew of the ship ran out of coal. Phileas bought the ship and instructed the crew to burn parts of the ship to keep it going. Fix put Phileas behind bars once Phileas had stepped onto British soil. He was not emotional when he stucked in jail. He was released by Fix when the real robber had been caught in London.He had to hire a special train to England. However, he arrived 5 minutes late and he thought that he had lost the wager.
Phileas also was a kind-hearted man. Phileas had a heart of gem. He pardoned Passepartout although Passepartout had did many blunders along the journey which delayed his journey around the world. Being kind, Phileas did not want Passepartout to stay in jail for illegally entering a temple in Bombay. He did not blame or reprimand Passepartout in any way. That shows how magnanimous he was. Instead, Phileas spent money on mistakes that Passepartout made. Pity Phileas.
Based on the evidences given, it is clear that Phileas Fogg is the character who faces the most hardship in the novel.


Write about an event which keeps you in suspense. Support your answer with evidences from the novel.
The event which keeps me in suspense in the novel is when the bridge was out while Phileas Fogg and his companions were travelling to New York. As the train approached the Rocky Mountains, suddenly a loud whistle was sounded and the train came to a complete stop. A red light had stopped the train just before a bridge. The signal man told them that the bridge was out of order and very dangerous to pass through it.
A passenger called Colonel Proctor suggested pushing the train at full speed and they might just cross before the bridge fell apart completely. In fact, everyone was worried about the bridge collapsing first but nobody dared to say a word. Everyone climbed back on board. The train was on its way again but this time at full speed.
The train moved faster and faster. The scene was one of suspense.- how fast could then train move? Would the bridge collapse? What would happen to the train as it was moving so fast that it felt like it might not even be on top of the tracks?
The moment of suspense, the train passed over the bridge! It took only a second as the train leaped from one bank of the river to the other. Just seconds after the train crossed that terrible bridge, there was a loud crash. The bridge fell with a crash into the water below.
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18-05-2012, 09:41 AM (This post was last modified: 11-06-2012 02:04 PM by Cikgu Sheeda.)
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Write down all the lessons that you have learnt from Phileas Fogg. Give evidences to support your answer. {This sample answer consists all the possible answers. In exam, students MUST GIVE at least 3 points}
I have learnt a lot of good values from Phileas Fogg, the main character of this novel, Around the World in 80days.
For Phileas Fogg, there was a system for everything. His clothes and shoes were numbered according to when they were worn, whether summer or fall. He had prepared a schedule for his butler to do all his chores. He fired his butler, James Forster for bringing him shaving water that was two degrees too cold. I learnt about being disciplined and punctual in life is very important.
Phileas Fogg was being modest when he introduced himself, his butler, Passepartout and his friend, Sir Francis to Aouda. This trait was again highlighted when he told Aouda that it was their pleasure to save her from bandits. He had been very modest although he was a wealthy man.
Phileas showed great determination and never give up despite the odds. He hired boats, rode on an elephant, took over a ship and even hired a train in order to solve all the obstacles. He risked his life on a train by crossing a badly-damaged bridge and travelled in a sled in a freezing cold night. He journeyed through rough weather, awful storms, wicked waves, incomplete railroads and outlaws attacks. I learnt that we must face all the problems in our life patiently and never run away from odds.
Phileas Fogg also risked his life with the help of other travelling companions to save Aouda who was kidnapped by bandits. He with his travelling companion managed to save Aouda after a great battle with the bandits. Helping others in need is a good and noble deed.
In Hong Kong, he missed Carnatic. Fix hit Passepartout on his head. Passepartout fainted. This incident made Phileas did not know about his schedule of his steamer, Carnatic to Yokohama, Japan. Phileas had to burn a hole in his pocket by hiring a boat to Shanghai so that he could catch Carnatic in time and headed to Yokohama, Japan.
Phileas had to hire Henrietta to Liverpool. He had to sail the Atlantic Ocean, a dangerous sea with bad weather. The crew of the ship ran out of coal. Phileas bought the ship and instructed the crew to burn parts of the ship to keep it going. Fix put Phileas behind bars once Phileas had stepped onto British soil. He was very calm and not emotional when he stucked in jail. He was released by Fix when the real robber had been caught in London. He had to hire a special train to England. However, he arrived 5 minutes late and he thought that he had lost the wager. . I learnt that if we are confident and positive in completing a mission, we can achieve it by any hook or crook.
Phileas also was a kind-hearted man. Phileas had a heart of gem. He pardoned Passepartout although Passepartout had did many blunders along the journey which delayed his journey around the world. Being kind, Phileas did not want Passepartout to stay in jail for illegally entering a temple in Bombay. He did not blame or reprimand Passepartout in any way. That shows how magnanimous he was. Instead, Phileas spent money on mistakes that Passepartout made. To err is human, to forgive is divine!
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15-01-2013, 08:47 PM
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THANK YOU SO MUCH TEACHER FOR YOUR HELP.Cool
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