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Call Me Ishmael

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A significant structural device is the series of nine meetings (gams) between the Pequod and other ships. In August 1850, with the manuscript perhaps half finished, he met Nathaniel Hawthorne and was deeply impressed by his Mosses from an Old Manse, which he compared to Shakespeare in its cosmic ambitions.

Each Ishmael, however, experiences a miraculous rescue; in the Bible from thirst, in the novel from drowning. Cooled spermaceti congeals and must be squeezed back into liquid state; blubber is boiled in the try-pots on deck; the warm oil is decanted into casks, and then stowed in the ship.Bezanson mentions sermons, dreams, travel account, autobiography, Elizabethan plays, and epic poetry. Fifth, using the participial modifier to emphasize and to reinforce the already established expectations of the reader, as the words "preluding" and "foreshadowing" ("so still and subdued and yet somehow preluding was all the scene . By the end of the month, "wearied with the long delay of printers", Melville came back to finish work on the book in Pittsfield. After three years, the first edition was still available, almost 300 copies of which were lost when a fire broke out at the firm in December 1853. During a mid-ocean "gam" (rendezvous at sea between ships), he met Chase's son William, who lent him his father's book.

Five previously unknown men appear on deck and are revealed to be a special crew selected by Ahab and explain the shadowy figures seen boarding the ship. Melville drew on his experience as a common sailor from 1841 to 1844, including on whalers, and on wide reading in whaling literature. The chief mate is 30-year-old Starbuck, a Nantucket Quaker with a realist mentality, whose harpooneer is Queequeg; second mate is Stubb, from Cape Cod, happy-go-lucky and cheerful, whose harpooneer is Tashtego, a proud, pure-blooded Indian from Gay Head; and the third mate is Flask, also from Martha's Vineyard, short, stout, whose harpooneer is Daggoo, a tall African, now a resident of Nantucket.Ahab then realizes that the destroyed ship is the hearse made of American wood in Fedallah's prophecy. The imaginative richness of the final phrase seems particularly Shakespearean, "but its two key words appear only once each in the plays . The largest of Melville's revisions is the addition to the British edition of a 139-word footnote in Chapter 87 explaining the word "gally". Fedallah's corpse, still entangled in the fouled lines, is lashed to the whale's back, so Moby Dick turns out to be the hearse Fedallah prophesied.

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