Who read Moby-Dick help me please: Queequeg is one of the most intriguing characters
Queequeg is one of the most intriguing characters in Moby-Dick and figures prominently in the novel’s early chapters. Ishmael describes him as a “sagacious savage” who resembles George Washington “cannibalistically developed.” He admires Queegueg’s “serenity,” his self-possession, his ability to be “content with his own company.” Why has Melville developed Queequeg so vividly? How does he illuminate the more “civilized” characters, Ahab in particular?
Asked on 01.06.2017 in English Literature.