A Literary Classic in 30 Seconds or Less: Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.



A Literary Classic in 30 Seconds or Less: Moby Dick by Herman Melville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Ishmael: Call me Ishmael.

Captain Ahab: Crew, we will seek the white whale and kill it, because I am insane.

Crew: Alas, your destructive obsession will be our undoing.

(They almost find the white whale. Then they almost find the white whale. Then they find it.)

Captain Ahab: I stab at thee. I stab at thee.

(Everybody dies except Ishmael, although this is no surprise because it was foreshadowed CONTINUALLY from the BEGINNING.)

 

THE END

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