Moby Dick and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
Captain Ahab and Captain Nemo
One of Jules's favorite novels is Herman Melville's American classic "Moby Dick". Watch this exclusive action-figure expanded re-enactment of a scene from the Kidoons and WYRD Production "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" and discover why Jules likes the book so much.
"Moby Dick" was published in 1851, and "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" was published in 1870: so when Jules asks Professor Aronnax if she's read it, it is quite possible she might have! (She didn't, because she only reads science, and does not read any fiction).
What themes are similar in "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" and "Moby Dick"?
The opening line of "Moby Dick" is one of he most famous in all literature: "Call me Ishamel". Ishmael is the narrator of the story, and Jules is the narrator of our story. He reminds us that we know the narrator will survive... or they would not be here to write the story! When you watch the stage production of "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" did you hear the lines "Call me Jules" and "Call me Nemo"?
Both stories take place at sea and star dangerous Captains: Captain Ahab and Captain Nemo are two of the most famous sea captains in all of literature. Captain Ahab's nemesis is the white whale, Moby Dick. Captain Nemo's nemesis is the colossal squid. What are three other similarities between the stories?