Moby-Dick Questions Chapters 5 -8: What surprises Ishmael about the men at breakfast

  1. What surprises Ishmael about the men at breakfast?
  2. What reason does Ishmael give for New Bedford’s prosperity?
  3. What is the focus of attention in the church as Ishmael makes his entrance?
  4. What do these items foreshadow?
  5. Find one other example of foreshadowing in Chapter 7.
  6. Explain the simile, “Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs”
  7. Explain the following metaphor: “Yes, the world’s a ship on its passage out, and not a voyage complete; and the pulpit is its prow.”


Asked on 01.06.2017 in English Literature.
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