1. In Around the World in Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg makes an impulsive wager that he can travel around the world in eighty days or less. This excerpt from the story is told from the third-person point of view, focusing on the perspective of Passepartout, Fogg’s loyal servant. How does focusing on Passepartout’s point of view affect the story? Use evidence from the text to support your response. Your response should be one or two complete paragraphs.

QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:09 PM

Answered by answersmine AT 16/10/2019 - 10:09 PM

Focusing on Passepartout’s perspective makes the story objective. Passepartout doesn’t have a personal bias or have anything to prove so he doesn't react impulsively or affectionately. (Greenleafable, Brainly)“Being much less cool-headed than Mr. Fogg, he was much more restless, counting and recounting the days passed over, uttering maledictions when the train stopped, and accusing it of sluggishness, and mentally blaming Mr. Fogg for not having bribed the engineer. The worthy fellow was ignorant that, while it was possible by such means to hasten the rate of a steamer, it could not be done on the railway.” This is a quote showing that the narrator is telling the story from third person, not Passepartou from first, thus giving the story a more real and relatable aspect to it. 

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