Spirituality in "Moby Dick" Book Review by cee-cee

Spirituality in "Moby Dick"
An analysis of the perspective on religion in "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville.
# 109383 | 806 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2008 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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The paper shows how, although "Moby Dick" is ostensibly about whaling and the whaling industry, much of the text is about the religious and spiritual search for meaning. The paper discusses the use of Biblical names and the symbolism throughout the book and concludes that whatever position one takes about the deeper meaning and mystery of this novel, "Moby Dick" will remain a much debated work.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chase, R., Melville: A collection of Critical Essays. New York:Prentice-Hall Inc,1962
  • Holman Bible Dictionary " CANAAN, HISTORY AND RELIGION OF. November 13, 2007. http://www.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T1127
  • Howard, Leon, Herman Melville. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1951.
  • Long J. ROVING 'TWIXT LAND AND SEA: HERMAN MELVILLE, JOSEPH CONRAD, AND THE MARITIME WORLD-SYSTEM. November 13, 2007. <http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-04052006-145017/unrestricted/Long_thesis.pdf.>
  • Mansfield, Luther S. and Howard P. Vincent, eds. Moby Dick Or, the Whale. New York: Hendricks House, 1952.

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