Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 79 “The Prairie”: When Ishmael says, “I try all things. I achieve what I can.”
- When Ishmael says, “I try all things. I achieve what I can.” Does it? Explain.
- What idea does Ishmael get from the “full front view” of the sperm whale? correspond to your impressions of him so far? Is his self-image accurate Does that touch on any of the book’s large themes?
- What does Ishmael have to say about “reading” the whale at the end of the chapter?
Asked on 03.06.2017 in English Literature.