Who read Moby-Dick help me please: Melville wrote Moby-Dick in 1850

Melville wrote Moby-Dick in 1850, a time when many were predicting that America would fight a bloody civil war over slavery. In what ways can the novel be read as an oblique commentary on race, on America’s self-destructive obsession with whiteness? How does the racial makeup of the Pequod, as well as Ishmael’s friendship with Queequeg, reinforce such a reading?

Asked on 01.06.2017 in English Literature.
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