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Moby Dick

You are 63% Great Book

Among the greatest adventure books ever penned, you charter the development of both deeply sophisticated characters and a genuinely artistic plot. Dynamic, thrilling and gripping, you are Moby Dick - the tale of the white whale.. This book, amongst other things, explores the ideas of hidden depths. Both the ways of Moby Dick, and the ocean he lives in, are secret. You are similar, in as far as you are both deep and secretive. Nobody could ever know every inch of you, you are too big a personality. You are also destructive, prone to terrible acts of disregard for the carefully constructed personas of others. Just as the ocean often sweeps indifferently across whole coastlines of urban sprawl, so you effortlessly crush the smaller people around you. You are, however, capable of great compassion. As the ocean harbours life, carrying more gentleness in its murky depths than anywhere else, so you have a deeply kind and caring nature bubbling beneath your surface. As Ishmael tries, in the opening pages of Moby-Dick, to offer a simple collection of literary excerpts mentioning whales, he discovers that, throughout history, the whale has taken on an incredible multiplicity of meanings. Over the course of the novel, he makes use of nearly every discipline known to man in his attempts to understand the essential nature of the whale. Each of these systems of knowledge, however, including art, taxonomy, and phrenology, fails to give an adequate account. The multiplicity of approaches that Ishmael takes, coupled with his compulsive need to assert his authority as a narrator and the frequent references to the limits of observation (men cannot see the depths of the ocean, for example), suggest that human knowledge is always limited and insufficient. When it comes to Moby Dick, the great white whale, himself, this limitation takes on allegorical significance. The ways of Moby Dick, like those of the Christian God, are unknowable to man, and thus trying to interpret them, as Ahab does, is inevitably futile and often fatal.

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    They scored 63% on Great Book, higher than 82% of your peers.

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