Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 100 “Leg and Arm” and Chapter 101 “The Decanter”

  • Captain Boomer is another foil for Ahab. What does this encounter add to the ideas you have about Ahab?
  • What humor exists in this chapter?
  • What provides someone with “profound thoughts . . .  capable of transcendental and Platonic application”? In what ways can we read this as an anti-transcendental remark?
Asked on 05.06.2017 in English Literature.
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