Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 134 “The Chase—Second Day” and Chapter 135 “The Chase—Third Day”
- Consider the simile between the Pequod and a cannonball. Why does Melville make that particular comparison?
- How does this chapter describe the crew now? Is that possibly symbolic? Explain.
- Why does the chase end on the third day, as opposed to the fourth, second, twenty-ninth, etc.?
- In what way could the flag in this chapter be symbolic? What happens around it at the end? How do you read those details?
Asked on 05.06.2017 in English Literature.