Moby-Dick discussion questions Chapter 94 “A Squeeze of the Hand” and Chapter 95 “The Cassock”
- What does Ishmael’s state of mind seem to be in this chapter? What puts him in that frame of mind?
- What does Ishmael learn about human happiness from this experience?
- What, exactly, is the “cassock”? Who wears it? When?
- To what extent is the mincing compared? Why does Melville choose this? What does it suggest about mincing? About religion?
Asked on 05.06.2017 in English Literature.