A Journey To The Center Of The Essay

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A Journey To The Center Of The


In the novel, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, author Jules Verne tells the
fictitious story of three men and their adventures as they descend into the depths of the
earth. The leading character in this expedition is a fifty-year-old German professor named
Hardwigg. He is an uncle to the narrator, Henry (Harry), a simple Englishman. The other
man is Hans, a serene Icelandic guide.

Professor Hardwigg finds a piece of parchment that written in Runic in a book. Harry finds
out before his uncle that it says there is a way to get into the center of the earth
through a mountain (Mt. Sneffels) in Iceland. Harry is reluctant to tell his uncle the
message because he is afraid his uncle will actually want to visit the center of the
earth. He was right because the professor wanted to explore as soon as possible.

They head off to Iceland, and, along the way, receive Hans as their guide. The journey to
the mountain itself takes a while. They reach the entrance to the center, and from there,
they head inside. Once in the dark labyrinths, they descend (this goes on for days). The
three men then face difficulties: thirst, light, getting lost, injuries, and fatigue, were
among them.

They make many discoveries. They find that there's a sea, with fish and sea monsters. They
find forests, giant mushrooms, animals that look like dinosaurs, and even what seems to be
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