Thoughts on Moby Dick


Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

I recently finished a novel that I had before shelved due to my inability to slog through what seemed to be dole and cumbersome chaff, that is Moby Dick. Despite my critical opinion of the supposed classic, there are some interesting points I would like to reflect upon completion of the book.

Heaven have mercy on us all – Presbyterians and Pagans alike – for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending (ch. xvii)

If there is one theme that predominates Moby Dick, besides antiquated 19th century whale anatomy, it is the depravity of man. For we are all on equal footing, both the good Presbyterian in Captain Ahab and the Paganism in Queequeg. This crack does not discriminate, but seems to affect every man, no matter race, creed, or skin.

Ahab’s obsession ultimately leads to his demise, and the downfall of…

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