Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 14 “Nantucket” and Chapter 15: “Chowder”

  • According to this chapter, how do Nantucketers differ from other people? What simile does he use to describe them?
  • From that simile, what can you infer about the nature and tone of the voyage upon which Ishmael is about to embark?
  • What tones does this chapter possess? What aspects of the chapter help create these tones?
  • Ishmael gives a detailed description of the sign in front of the Try Pots. Why?
Asked on 02.06.2017 in English Literature.
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