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The Travels of Marco Polo Characters & Character Analysis

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Important People

Marco Polo

Marco Polo is the name of a thirteenth century merchant who is believed to travel farther and more widely than anyone else in the world. He travels throughout the Mideast and Asia including Java, the Polar Sea, Japan and Zanzibar. Survival in his travels during that period requires him to be enterprising and resourceful with great endurance. He has a practical mind and skills that enable him to find food, water, shelter and transport through desert, plain, mountain, sea, village, city and palace. He travels among friendly and hostile people, unknown customs and both natural and man-made obstacles. Marco Polo is a successful trader and merchant who transacts profitable business along trade-routes with high value commodities like precious gems, fabrics, spices and gold to make a profit enroute.

Marco Polo uses simple terms to denote Christians, Jews, idolaters and Saracens. He is hostile to Moslems as...

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