In the characterization of Phileas Fogg, he is portrayed as someone who is intelligent and articulate. He is considered to be one of the memorable characters portrayed by the author. He is initially portrayed as a person who is suave and debonair. He is very proper and impeccable with regards to his manner. He is a typical English gentleman who is prim and proper. He is also very punctual in meeting the deadline. The distinctiveness of the character of Fogg is the innate eccentricity. The reason for accepting the wager to travel around the world is not for monetary reasons or avarice. Nevertheless, they are due to the quirkiness. These initial sections of his character add to the mystery of Fogg and also draw in the reader to analyze his character. It is observed that when Fogg travels around the world, he does not study the nuances or the local culture of the place. Nevertheless, he has detailed knowledge about the places. He knows about the technical details of the place and the innate history surmounting each place. There is great depth of knowledge and articulation that is observed in the character Fogg. There is an unpredictability factor that is embedded with his character that makes him simply interesting.
He is also very altruistic. This is observed when he decides to sacrifice his own life for Aouda a sacrificial victim. He is also empathetic and forgives people. He pardons Passepartout’s numerous blunders on several occasions and continues to remain his friend. As the story progresses, there is the detective who enables a number of impediments for Fogg. He forgives the detective and even offers money to Fix. Any other person in his situation would be resentful and harbor anger owing to the difficulties that he provides to Fogg. Being the central protagonist, there is a great deal of attention that has been focused on the characterization of Fogg. He is adventurous and also initiates a number of adventures. There is also an enduring passion that he showcases with every hurdle he faces. This spirit enables him to embark and take on more adventures along the way. He hires boats, rides ships, rent train to attain the goal.