Sunday, December 20, 2015

Moby Dick Ch. 19: The Prophet

The following is from a work-in-progress called "Moby Dick: a Book Report" in which I read each chapter of Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick, and write about what I read.

After signing contracts to sail with the Pequod, Queequeg and Ishmael make their way to shore, where they are accosted by a crazy-seeming man named Elijah who says a bunch of cryptic and foreboding things, mainly dealing with Captain Ahab.  This is interesting because, in the Old Testament, the prophet Elijah clashed with a wicked king named Ahab.  There are many interesting connections between Moby Dick and the Bible.

The Prophet Elijah by Barry Moser


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