Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 132 “The Symphony” and Chapter 133 “The Chase—First Day”

  • To what does the chapter title refer?
  • In what way is this chapter a temptation scene? What seems unusual about it if you compare it to biblical temptation scenes?
  • Why does the chapter end the way it does (the final two paragraphs)?
  • In what way does classical mythology arise in this chapter? In other words, what allusion does Melville include? What significance does it carry?


Asked on 05.06.2017 in English Literature.
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