Deborah Hauser

Self inflicted Gaunt spare laid bare

Reading Moby-Dick Day 13

Chapter 13 Wheelbarrow in which the wheelbarrow also demonstrates cultural differences and faux pas. Ishmael and Queequeg set sail for Nantucket. Queequeg demonstrates his superiority by jumping into the ocean to save a man who had insulted him earlier.

“From that hour I clove to Queequeg…till poor Queequeg took his last long drive.” Ominous foreshadowing?

 And a parting shot at corporate America by Ishmael: “It’s a mutual, joint-stock world, in all meridians.”

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