A major opposition in Moby-Dick: human beings vs. the environment. Consider how Melville represents this tension throughout the book. Now turn to the cataclysmic ending. Who wins the battle of man vs nature in the book? What, if any, is the statement Melville seeks to make in his contribution to American Literature?
Please answer in 100 words. Although I will count this as participation, it will serve as an important indicator of how well you have kept up with the reading, and how much you’ve absorbed class materials.
Your responses are due this Thursday by noon. I will be posting my own long response to your submissions at 3:30 pm on that same day (our normally scheduled class period).