Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 80 “The Nut” and Chapter 81 “The Pequod Meets the Virgin”
- What is phrenology? How does it relate to Ishmael’s assertion that, “The whale, like all things that are mighty, wears a fake brow to the common world”?
- How does this relate to the surface/depth theme? Does it connect to any others?
- What is the tone of this chase and kill? What does the inclusion of the Jungfrau and its captain add?
- Does anything in this chapter (any passage) speak strongly toward environmentalist ideals?
- Describe the tone of the chapter’s end? Does the final sentence seem true to you? Explain?
Asked on 05.06.2017 in English Literature.