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    Melvillian principles

    LOL ... very funny... I like your sense of humor.
    You should read the entire book before you base your whaling business on it :D
    The point is that Ahab or anybody else for that matter can NOT kill...
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    SOMETHING out there ...

    What you are asking yourself is... What is out there... Outside the universe outside all of what we believe and don't believe. What is outside the circle of death and life, Yin and Yang.
    What was...
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    Insular Tahiti

    I think Moby Dick is not written to shock anybody. It is written to wake you up so you push off from that isle, to never return to the insular Tahiti. But this is nothing we do if we are OK or...
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    To be left overnight adrift in the ocean!!

    Brilliant! Because that is exactly the situation Ahab was in. But what is there to be afraid of? What is the absolutely worse thing that can happen? End up in the dark water of the ocean facing the...
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    What happens to Ahab, who is Ishmael?

    Does Ahab die; we only know he dives to the deep with the whale with rope around his neck?
    Where does Ishmael come from? What is the different between the two? Could they be different aspects of...
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    Only a thrilling adventure of one man's/woman's journey?

    Herman is not talking about marine biology; he is talking about what it means to take a journey to explore your Self regardless of being man or woman. The whale and the ocean are analogies.
    This...
  7. Is Moby Dick really about Whaling?

    We all have a white headed whale inside us that could be what ever you have inside your head which makes you afraid.
    That is what Herman is talking about when he describes different kind of whales.
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    Is Moby Dick really about Whaling?

    I can't get rid of the thought that Mellville was describing something else than just a whaling advanture.
    Maybe the boring parts are exactly the parts where Mellville by using analogy explains...
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