"Moby Dick" Book Review by cee-cee

"Moby Dick"
An analysis of the symbols of good and evil in Herman Melville's "Moby Dick".
# 109395 | 1,329 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2008 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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The paper shows how the presence of good and evil in "Moby Dick" is best represented and personified by the two major characters, Ishmael and Captain Ahab. The paper illustrates how young Ishmael is the symbol of goodness, paradoxically aligned with Ahab who, although he tries to establish himself as a hero, is essentially evil.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bryant, John. Ungraspable Phantom: Essays on Moby Dick. OH: Kent State University Press, 2006.
  • Cleveland, Lawrence. "Captain Ahab and Moby Dick: A Study in the Self and Others."1997. Internet. Retrieved from http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/bassr/218/projects/lawrence/lawrence.htm.
  • Gleim, William S. The Meaning of Moby Dick. New York: Kessinger Publishing Group, 2002.
  • Hayes, Kevin J. The Critical Response to Herman Melville's Moby Dick. New York: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004.
  • Melville, Herman. Moby Dick; Or, the White Whale. Boston. G.K. Hall, 1963.

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