The Coffin and Queequeg’s Rally CHAPTER 110 Pg. 460 – Elevated Composition describing Queequeg’s plight Pg. 462 – Inclusion of Pip and the search for the “other Pip” Pg. 463- Fate vs. Free Will; Mind vs. Body
The Pacific Pg. 465 – “Those fabled undulations of the Ephesian sod”: Legend had it that St. John the Evangelist was buried in Ephesus in modern-day Turkey, but that he was not dead, just sleeping in anticipation of being raised again. It was said that the ground over his grave moved up and down with his breaths, the way a sleeper's blankets do. (www.powermobydick.com)St. John the Evangelistwww.powermobydick.com Pg. 465 – Final Paragraph: Ahab’s Characterization, Inner Conflict, Tension mounting,
Perth: Ch. 112 Pg. 466-468: Elevated composition describing the plight of Perth. * Why so much attention to Perth? * Perth and the ocean vs. Ahab and the ocean
The Forging of the Harpoon – Ch. 113 Pg. 468-469: Ahab and Perth (How are they different? Same?) Pg. 470 – Fedallah passes by (Evil?) Pg, 471- Harpoon baptismal ritual – Note: Ahab’s defiance of Man, God, and Nature – Ahab’s inability to accept his place in the universe
1 st two paragraphs – Outstanding Writing … just absolutely outstanding! – Could there be some connections Melville is making here?
The Pequod and The Bachelor Pg. 475- Contrast in Mood Fedallah’s Prophecy Pg. 478-479 1. Two hearses will be seen – one not man made, the other made of American wood 2. Fedallah shall die before Ahab 3. “Hemp only can kill thee”
The Quadrant- Ch. 118 Pg. 480-481 – Again, remember: Ahab’s defiance of Man, God, and Nature Unable to accept his place in the universe Can one survive who cannot accept this???
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