Moby Dick : A New Light Essay

1355 Words Dec 13th, 2016 6 Pages
Moby Dick reflects Herman Melville’s numerous experiences of some new perspectives: man against nature, good versus evil or fate opposed to free will. Melville’s masterpiece is a new light, where we can see a hope in a short, ridiculous, and irrational life. Moby Dick contains full of metaphor for life from the whaling ship and its captain- Ahab and his crews chasing a White Whale under the sea.
Melville gives some clues about the perspective that are associated with his characters: Pip, Ishmael and Ahab. Melville believes each of person has their own perspectives on the working of Universe and the perspectives bases on one’s belief system, that no one will have same experiences and same thoughts. We are all unique with powerful individual truths that shows who we are not including identical religion or philosophy.
Pip is the young black slaver cabin boy who jumps twice into the sea from one of the small boats while in hunting of a whale. When alone on the ocean, Pip has a new spiritual experience in the working form of the cosmos. Pip’s perspective on the universe is about deaths create lives when Pip observes a picture of coral foundation, seeing a moment before life and finding some answer by looking through his soul : "The sea had leeringly kept his finite body up, but drowned the infinite of his soul. Not drowned entirely, though (…) Pip saw the multitudinous, God-omnipresent, coral insects, that out of the firmament of waters heaved the colossal orbs. He saw God 's…

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