Dr. Pierre Aronnax
The narrator, aged forty. He is a former medical doctor turned
scientist and lecturer at the Museum of Paris. He is unmarried and childless.
He resides in Paris with his manservant, Conseil. While lecturing in the
United States, he is asked by the U.S. government to join the expedition
aboard the Abraham Lincoln in search of the mysterious monster
that has been attacking ships.
Aronnax’s domestic servant. He is thirty years old. He follows
Aronnax on all of his voyages and never offers counsel. He is knowledgeable
of science, yet has little practice. He never complains.
A Canadian traveling on the Abraham Lincoln. He is revered
as the king of harpooners. He is forty years old, large, quiet, and angry
The commander of the Nautilus. He is a mysterious
man. He is often moved to tears, yet easily angered. He is a brilliant
man who was formerly an engineer. He designed the Nautilus himself.
His nationality remains unknown to the narrator.