Blasphemy in "Moby Dick" Book Review by krystash

Blasphemy in "Moby Dick"
A review of Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick", focusing primarily on Captain Ahab's blasphemies.
# 94970 | 1,043 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on May 13, 2007 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Religion and Theology (General) , Ethics (General)

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This literary essay details Herman Melville's use of blasphemy and blasphemous images in the novel "Moby Dick". The paper further discusses how it leads to Ahab's eventual downfall.

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"Many struggle to ever find religion in their life or understand its meaning and purpose on a personal level. In a time of crisis for those spiritual ones that do find religion, faith in a higher power can be questioned, leaving a person lost in existential deliberations or possibly cursing the heavens in anger. This topic of religious abandonment and the consequential sacrilegious actions that may follow has been explored in several works of literature. In Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick, Captain Ahab's blasphemies, which include his extreme vengeance for Moby Dick, his relationship with the dark Fedallah, and his numerous impious actions toward God, result in his ultimate downfall."

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