Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 86 “The Tail”: Ishmael tries to help the reader understand whales
- In several of the chapters of this book, Ishmael tries to help the reader understand whales and whaling on a literal level. In what sense might that be symbolic?
- What does this chapter do to augment your understanding of Ishmael’s attitude toward whales?
- How does the question of interpretation surface (no pun intended) in this chapter?
Asked on 05.06.2017 in English Literature.