View Full Version : please help me with Melville!!!

12-07-2006, 09:48 AM
Now i have an urgent task.
i really have problems with the works and ideas of Herman Melville.
i know his famous book Moby Dick, but my task now is to find what his other books such as Omoo,Mardi, Pierre,Benito Cereno talk about and the similarities among them.
besides that, i was required to find melville's influence on later writers.

i really need help!

12-07-2006, 09:55 AM
have you tried this website

check perhaps Criticism for insight in to influence and then there are review of most of those books you mentioned I think. Melville is good writer but teribly tedious so all i read was moby dick but from that book i would suddgest checking if there are grounds to these statments

melville influenced
the american view of indians
the american view of sailors and whaleing vessels
and the contributied is his own literary style.
Thats what i would do. See if theres a backing for that though. I don´t know i´m limited to moby he is too long winded for me though the subject matter has a paterrn so what else could he have influence other than the things he wrote about

also try useing the like net search herman melville these words
indians or indian
sailors they are mention in like 70% othe works availible on the lit net.

12-10-2006, 04:43 AM
It's helpful