Study Guide

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Characters

By Jules Verne

Professor Pierre Aronnax

Ever notice how close the name Aronnax is to arrogance? Well, we don't think that's an accident....

Captain Nemo

Just like our boy Aronnax, Nemo's name packs a literary punch. It alerts us readers to the fact...

Ned Land

Hark, Land, ho! Another meaningful name, eh Mr. Verne? We see what you're doing here. So, Ned...

Conseil

Okay, guys, let's get the obvious out of the way first. Conseil means counsel, in French, which...

The Crew of the Nautilus

Four words: "Nautron respoc lorni virch." What's it mean? We don't know… and that's the...

Commander Farragut

Commander Farragut's a man on a mission. That mission? Destroy the "giant narwhal." As Aronnax...