Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 1 Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapter 10 Summary

Thus begins Aronnax's, Conseil's and Ned Land's first meeting with Captain Nemo. Captain Nemo accuses them of attacking his ship. Ned Land tried to harpoon them. He says that "an evil fate brought you into the presence of a man who has broken all ties that bound him to humankind."

Aronnax defends them by saying that they thought they were hunting and attacking a sea monster that has been wrecking ships. Captain Nemo counters by saying even so, you would have continued to attack my boat. For this reason, he considers them to be enemies and prisoners of war. He considers it within his rights to drown them. Aronnax said that would be the right of a savage, not a civilized man. Captain Nemo argues that he is outside the laws of humankind so it does not matter.

Captain Nemo promises...

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