Deborah Hauser

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Reading Moby-Dick Chapter 24

Chapter 24 The Advocate 

Ah, the world! Oh, the world!…for already she is on the threshold.

Ishmael takes on the persona of a lawyer defending the business of whaling as peaceful and profitable and goes so far as to claim that it has liberated South America from Spain and spread democracy and enlightenment.

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