Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 45 “The Affidavit” and Chapter 46 “Surmises”
- What is an affidavit? In what sense is this chapter an affidavit?
- There are a number of ominous tales about whales in this chapter. What might they foreshadow? Why does Melville include them?
- What does Ahab decide to do in this chapter and why?
- Does his decision seem to make sense to you? How does that alter your perception of Ahab?
Asked on 02.06.2017 in English Literature.