Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 57 “Of Whales in Paint . . . “ and Chapter 58: “Brit”
- What does this chapter say about “savages”? How does that mesh with the books larger themes?
- Ishmael claims that “whales” can be seen in the hills and stars. What does that reveal about the effect of whales upon him?
- What is brit? What happens to it? Why does Melville choose the word “scythe”?
- Again in this chapter Melville equates the land and the sea. How does he do it in this chapter?
Asked on 03.06.2017 in English Literature.