Phileas Fogg Analysis
- Mr. Fogg is very phlegmatic. He very rarely shows emotion or makes facial expressions throughout the story. Phileas manages to stay calm even when things aren't going well. At one point in the story, he missed the train to Liverpool and had to take a little steamboat instead. When the steamboat captain informed Phileas that they were nearly out of fuel, Mr. Fogg didn't seem worried.
- Phileas Fogg is benevolent. Right before he left London, he came across a beggar woman. He gave her twenty guineas. Phileas also regularly gives to charity.
- Phileas is methodical. He likes things to be precise and on time. Before he hired Passepartout, his previous servant was dismissed for bringing him shaving water that was two degrees too cold. Early in the story, Mr. Fogg asks Passepartout for the time. When Passepartout gave him the time, Phileas told him that he was four minutes too slow.
- Mr. Fogg is eccentric. He doesn't socialize much. Phileas does not want to attract attention. His regular visits to the Reform Club are his only social activity. People found it odd that he did the same exact things at the same exact time everyday.