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  • Respective Fates Of Ishmael And Ahab
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    Good and Evil in a Morally Indifferent Universe in Moby Dick The moral ambiguity of the universe is prevalent throughout Melville's Moby Dick. None of the characters represent pure evil or pure goodness. Even Melville's description of Ahab, whom he repeatedly refers to 'monomaniacal,'s uggesting an amorality or psychosis, is given a chance to be seen as a frail, sympathetic character. When Ahab's 'monomaniac' fate is juxtaposed with that of Ishmael, that moral ambiguity deepens, leaving the read...
  • White Whale And The Representation Of Mankind
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    Herman Melville's Moby Dick is a book which can be read as a general metaphor for the battle between the evil powers of the Devil versus the divine powers of God and Jesus, both try to obtain the souls of mankind in order to assist in each other's destruction. In this metaphor, the Devil is shown through the person of Captain Ahab, God becomes nature, Jesus is seen as the White Whale, and the representation of mankind is the crew. The voyage of the Pequod, therefore, is a representation of a sim...
  • Religion Faustism On Pg 401 Ahab
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    Quotes from Moby Dick Chapter 36 Capitalism-On Pg. 170 Ahab says "All ye mast headers have before now heard me give orders of a white whale. Look ye! D'ye see this Spanish ounce of gold? It is a sixteen dollar piece men. Whoever of ye raises me a white headed whale with a wrinkled brow and a crooked jaw, he shall have this gold ounce. This example relates to capitalism because Ahab uses money as a way to motivate his men much like money is used as a motivator in a capitalist society. Transcenden...
  • Melville's Moby Dick
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    The classical selection by Herman Melville, Moby Dick focused on the significance of one man's obsession over a murderous white whale. As if the central plight of Captain Ahab was not enough of an obstacle to overcome, the piece is thus complicated by the Captain's mystique. The already complex situation was made more dramatic with the inclusion of Ishmael's interpretation of Ahab's character, Moby Dick's predominant influence and the mellow white birds that seemed to shadow Moby Dick at every s...
  • Meaning And A Great White Whale
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    Prof. Wine apple Paper #2, Topic #5 In Melville's Moby Dick our narrator, Ishmael, has a unique view on the great white whale. .".. all these are but subtle deceits, not actually inherent in substances, but only laid on from without; so that all deified Nature absolutely paints like the harlot, whose allurement's cover nothing but the charnel-house within... ". By examining his remarks, we can tell he is a very down-to-earth man; however, Melville uses a common theme of "how do you know for sure...
  • Meanings Of The Color White Unlike Ahab
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    Moby Dick What the White Whale Symbolizes I looked at chapter 42, The Whiteness of the Whale, and how Melville uses symbolism of color. In many parts of the world the color white has a religious meaning, it gives a god like appearance. To Captain Ahab he has a totally different outlook of the White Whale. To him the whale represents all things evil in the world and Her men Melville points out that it is not good to look at something and give it just one meaning. Ahab sees the evil, the crew sees...
  • Whiteness Of The Whale
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    The meaning of the name itself is quite simple: The whale was often sighted in the vicinity of the Island of Mocha, and "Dick" was merely a generic name like "Jack" or "Tom". The transformation of "Mocha" to "Moby" presented a greater mystery. Melville himself never explained the origin of the latter word. The answer will probably never be known. The whiteness of the whale has many different meanings. There are obvious ones that are innocence, purity, and cleanliness. But there is also the aspec...

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