History Headscratchers / TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea

15th May '16 1:57:21 PM MobilisInmobile
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** I also believe this, that Verne referred Nemo and Aronnax only because they were the true scientist on board (and also the main characters). The aesop at the end of the novel was more or less ordered by Verne's editor, Jules Hetzel, and the horror Aronnax feels when Nemo sinks the warship chasig them is a custom horror; Hetzel was tring to publish young adult novels so he needed {{an aesop}}, a unambiguous condenm of Nemo´s attitude. What was Verne´s original idea? We don´t know, but what is clear is that Nemo was, more or less, an {{Author Avatar}}. Also, b that time, Verne still believed in the power of science. He only developed the pesimistic idea of {{Science is bad}} way more later.

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** I also believe this, that Verne referred Nemo and Aronnax only because they were the true scientist on board (and also the main characters). The aesop at the end of the novel was more or less ordered by Verne's editor, Jules Hetzel, and the horror Aronnax feels when Nemo sinks the warship chasig them is a custom horror; Hetzel was tring to publish young adult novels so he needed {{an aesop}}, a unambiguous condenm of Nemo´s attitude. What was Verne´s Verne's original idea? We don´t don't know, but what is clear is that Nemo was, more or less, an {{Author Avatar}}. Also, b by that time, Verne still believed in the power of science. He only developed the pesimistic idea of {{Science is bad}} way more later.
15th May '16 1:56:18 PM MobilisInmobile
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**I also believe this, that Verne referred Nemo and Aronnax only because they were the true scientist on board (and also the main characters). The aesop at the end of the novel was more or less ordered by Verne's editor, Jules Hetzel, and the horror Aronnax feels when Nemo sinks the warship chasig them is a custom horror; Hetzel was tring to publish young adult novels so he needed {{an aesop}}, a unambiguous condenm of Nemo´s attitude. What was Verne´s original idea? We don´t know, but what is clear is that Nemo was, more or less, an {{Author Avatar}}. Also, b that time, Verne still believed in the power of science. He only developed the pesimistic idea of {{Science is bad}} way more later.
12th Mar '16 4:38:13 PM rememberthehood1941
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** Arronax actually mentions that it's likely Farragut realized they were hunting a submarine, not a narwhal and spread the news. As for being thought crazy, Arronax was a respected professor (it's the reason he was invited on the narwhal hunt at the last minute), there's little reason he'd be disbelieved. TheMysteriousIsland shows that word got out about Nemo later.

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** Arronax actually mentions that it's likely Farragut realized they were hunting a submarine, not a narwhal and spread the news. As for being thought crazy, Arronax was a respected professor (it's the reason he was invited on the narwhal hunt at the last minute), there's little reason he'd be disbelieved. TheMysteriousIsland shows that word got out about Nemo later.later.
* In the Disney adaptation, it's revealed that Nemo uses treasure as ballast, much to Ned's chagrin. So after they jettison the treasure, how do they get back underwater to pick up more? There is a reason ballast tanks use water.
11th Mar '16 9:58:31 AM Chabal2
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* Maybe more WMG-fodder than Headscratchers, but-- assuming Aronnax, Conseil and Land do manage to get back to civilization on the steamer and the manuscript is published or at least shared with newspapers, how likely is the public to believe them? On the one hand, the idea that the ''Nautilus'' was artificial at all seems to have never come up in all of the discussions we were told raged about the nature of the sea monster before the navy expedition (and the navy clearly thought it was a living creature), and it's clearly beyond the technology of the day, so people might just think the whole thing was impossible and Aronnax was crazy or making things up. On the other-- three men who disappeared in (I think) the mid-Pacific ''did'' somehow end up in a remote part of Norway with no one having seen them traveling there by any conventional means (or having seen them at all for ten months), which a secret super-submarine would explain...

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* Maybe more WMG-fodder than Headscratchers, but-- assuming Aronnax, Conseil and Land do manage to get back to civilization on the steamer and the manuscript is published or at least shared with newspapers, how likely is the public to believe them? On the one hand, the idea that the ''Nautilus'' was artificial at all seems to have never come up in all of the discussions we were told raged about the nature of the sea monster before the navy expedition (and the navy clearly thought it was a living creature), and it's clearly beyond the technology of the day, so people might just think the whole thing was impossible and Aronnax was crazy or making things up. On the other-- three men who disappeared in (I think) the mid-Pacific ''did'' somehow end up in a remote part of Norway with no one having seen them traveling there by any conventional means (or having seen them at all for ten months), which a secret super-submarine would explain...explain...
** Arronax actually mentions that it's likely Farragut realized they were hunting a submarine, not a narwhal and spread the news. As for being thought crazy, Arronax was a respected professor (it's the reason he was invited on the narwhal hunt at the last minute), there's little reason he'd be disbelieved. TheMysteriousIsland shows that word got out about Nemo later.
10th Feb '16 3:42:42 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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*** Or perhaps the injured guy ''is'' the medic. Who knows ?
31st Jan '16 10:02:21 PM KaiYves
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*** Thinking about it, it's entirely possible Nemo organized the hunting expeditions as a way to allow his crew to let off some steam and stop them from going too stir crazy. Which, by his standards, would be far from needless. Also, he doesn't like sperm whales for some unknown reason.

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*** Thinking about it, it's entirely possible Nemo organized the hunting expeditions as a way to allow his crew to let off some steam and stop them from going too stir crazy. Which, by his standards, would be far from needless. Also, he doesn't like sperm whales for some unknown reason.reason.
* Maybe more WMG-fodder than Headscratchers, but-- assuming Aronnax, Conseil and Land do manage to get back to civilization on the steamer and the manuscript is published or at least shared with newspapers, how likely is the public to believe them? On the one hand, the idea that the ''Nautilus'' was artificial at all seems to have never come up in all of the discussions we were told raged about the nature of the sea monster before the navy expedition (and the navy clearly thought it was a living creature), and it's clearly beyond the technology of the day, so people might just think the whole thing was impossible and Aronnax was crazy or making things up. On the other-- three men who disappeared in (I think) the mid-Pacific ''did'' somehow end up in a remote part of Norway with no one having seen them traveling there by any conventional means (or having seen them at all for ten months), which a secret super-submarine would explain...
14th Apr '15 5:23:17 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** He could have either died, as the coral cemetery is described as having lots of graves, or maybe Nemo's crew didn't include one. Or maybe there ''is'' one, but he was injured too or perhaps he wasn't good at repairing severe head wounds.



*** Thinking about it, it's entirely possible Nemo organized the hunting expeditions as a way to allow his crew to let off some steam and stop them from going too stir crazy. Which, by his standards, would be far from needless.

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*** Thinking about it, it's entirely possible Nemo organized the hunting expeditions as a way to allow his crew to let off some steam and stop them from going too stir crazy. Which, by his standards, would be far from needless. Also, he doesn't like sperm whales for some unknown reason.
20th Aug '13 5:45:32 AM TheMalignancy
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----*** Thinking about it, it's entirely possible Nemo organized the hunting expeditions as a way to allow his crew to let off some steam and stop them from going too stir crazy. Which, by his standards, would be far from needless.
16th Feb '13 7:24:22 PM pikachu9898
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** Maybe they would make penguin jerky to save the rest for prolonged periods without food?
16th Dec '12 2:30:00 PM Ruise
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* What kind of microscopic penguin do you need to kill several ''hundred'' of to feed a crew of under twenty men? Because, of course, Captain Nemo "doesn't like killing animals needlessly."

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* What Sperm whales and endangered animals aside, what kind of microscopic penguin do you need to kill several ''hundred'' of to feed a crew of under twenty men? Because, of course, Captain Nemo "doesn't like killing animals needlessly."
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