Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 64 “Stubb’s Supper”: Contrast the movement of the whale

  • Explain how the cook’s “sermon” to the sharks is an  analogy for Father Mapple’s sermon earlier. What does the analogy suggest about humanity?
  • What is funny in this chapter?
  • Contrast the movement of the whale now with its previous movement. Describe the impression this contrast makes between the living whale and a man.
  • To what is Stubb equated as he dines? In what way can this metaphor be extended to humanity? Is it apt?
Asked on 03.06.2017 in English Literature.
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