Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 22 “Merry Christmas”: What does this chapter change in your impressions
- What does this chapter change in your impressions of Bildad and Peleg? Why?
- Describe the weather as the Pequod heads to sea. What mood does that provoke? Is it a good or bad beginning? Explain.
- Melville writes that the Pequod “blindly plunged like fate into the lone Atlantic.” Why blind? Why like fate? Why is the Atlantic lone?
- Furthermore, why does a gull “scream” overhead? Why do the two boats roll “wildly”? What effect does Melville achieve by referring to the boats as “hulls”?
Asked on 02.06.2017 in English Literature.