Moby Dick by Herman Melville is a story of a sea captains’s obsessive pursuit of revenge against the whale that had taken his leg.
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“Through the whale, as I see it now, we feel the power of the relationship between man and nature, exposing man’s urge to control the natural world.” Read more...
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“Evil derives from the violent avoidance of the realisation of our own mortality and there could be few better examples of this in literature than Melville’s portrait of Ahab in Moby-Dick.” Read more...
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