The Life of Jules Verne
February 8, 1828 - March 24, 1905
Some of Jules Verne's Books
Throughout the book, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jules Verne demonstrates how men are against nature to meet their final goal. Axel, Lidenbrock, and Hans face many challenges on their journey to the center of the Earth. The group faced an abyss, " Nothing was more intoxicating than this attraction of the abyss. I was going to fall. A hand held me back. Hans," ( Verne 86). The abyss causes Axel to feel light and unconscious, which causes continual struggles throughout the book. Later the group encounters a storm and describes its features, " No, the luminous power of this light, its flickering diffusion, its clear dry whiteness, the lowness of its temperature, its brilliance, all pointed to an electrical origin. It was like an aurora borealis, a continuous cosmic phenomenon, filling this cavern big enough to hold an ocean," (Verne 138). This event expresses how powerful nature is on their journey on the mountain. The group works together throughout these struggles and learn to cope with nature instead of going against it.
Simile- " his nose, long and thin, was like a sharpened blade," (Verne 5). Verne put this in here to show Lidenbrock's defining features for the reader to visualize.