20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Overview
Jules Verne was born in France in 1828 and always had a love for the sea.
He once tried to be a sea captain on a boat but things did not work out. Jules
Verne has written many very famous books such as Journey To the Center of the
Earth, Five Weeks in a balloon and Around the World in Eighty Days. I have
written a review on one of his most famous books 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
This book combines adventure, suspense and mystery throwing in a few pieces of
information about life under the sea.
The book begins with some great suspense, it begins with a boat chasing
a giant monster that has destroyed some huge unsinkable ships. Every time they
get close to this monster a giant stream of water shoots hundreds of feet into
the air, causing the boat to back off. Once in a while the monster will
disappear from sight for hours. While reading this part of the book the reader
feels like he is on the boat chasing the monster also. A lot of times the boat
gets close enough to the monster to catch it and thoughts of what you think the
monster could be run through your head like crazy. When they finally make an
attempt to capture it, it disappears beneath the depths of the ocean.
One of the most suspenseful and mysterious parts of the book was when
the characters were thrown into a big room inside the submarine that seemed to
have no doors. At this point in the book the characters have no idea what was
going on, neither does the reader. The only thing that happens during the time
in this room is a man comes in and gives them some food, minutes later they all
fell asleep. Why where they put to sleep, where is this room that seems to have
no doors? This is just one of the hundreds of questions going through your head
during these couple chapters of the book. When they wake up all the lights in
the room are off and the submarine is shaking.
When they finally meet and become comfortable with the captain they get
an invitation to go hunting 2 miles under the sea. They put on these huge
underwater suits that can withstand the pressure two miles under the sea, then
the cabin fills up with water and a door opens. Two miles under the sea, what
adventures are down there waiting for them? What amazing sites are two miles
under the sea? What dangerous are awaiting people in the depths of the sea?