Deborah Hauser

Self inflicted Gaunt spare laid bare

Reading Moby-Dick Chapter 45

Chapter 45 The Affidavit 

…boiling him down into a peculiarly valuable oil…be economical with your lamps and candles! blood was spilled for it. 

Ishmael explains why the prior chapter was so important and lays out an argument to convince the reader that Moby Dick is distinguishable from other whales and acts with malice; and denies that Moby Dick is an allegory.

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