Saturday, March 26, 2016

Moby Dick Ch. 76: The Battering-Ram

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.

Continuing his examination of the Sperm Whale’s decapitated head, Ishmael compares it to a battering-ram, hard as horses’ hooves.  It’s important to establish the hardness of the whale’s head, so the reader will not be surprised later on, when Moby Dick will do some serious ramming.

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