Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Setting & Symbolism

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The Nautilus

This highly technological submarine that is at least a hundred years ahead of its nineteenth century setting was designed, engineered and built by Captain Nemo. It is a reflection of not only his thinking but his very soul. He has a mystical relationship with the submarine, which has become his entire world.

The Abraham Lincoln

This frigate is commissioned to find the mysterious sea monster that is destroying ships at sea. Aronnax, Conseil and Ned Land are aboard.

The Island of Crespo

This is an underwater island that Captain Nemo presents to Aronnax on their first undersea expedition.

Vanikoro

An island where Le Perouse was lost. The Nautilus passes it; Aronnax and Captain Nemo have a long conversation about the incident in history.

The Island of Gilboa

Conseil, Ned Land and Aronnax go hunting on this tropical paradise but get attacked by natives.

Coral Cemetery

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