Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 6“The Street”: Why does Melville draw a parallel between
- Why does Melville draw a parallel between “Mediterranean mariners” in New York or Philadelphia, and “Yankees” in Bombay? How do they similarly affect the natives?
- What is a dandy? Why does Ishmael have a condescending attitude toward the “country-bred” dandies who come to New Bedford to go whaling?
- Why is New Bedford “a land of oil, true enough: but not like Canaan”? Where is Canaan? In what ways or senses does the town of New Bedford differ from the surrounding environment?
Asked on 02.06.2017 in English Literature.