Essays Tagged: "Ishmael"

Herman Melville's response to Nathaniel Hawthorne

s influenced by the individualism represented in Hester and tried to express its importance through Ishmael. Finally, the conflict between good and evil was displayed between Melville's characters, Is ... t following the crowd and Melville carried over the same theme in his novel. In Moby-Dick, Ahab and Ishmael were a response to the hardship's one might endure in pursuing a dream. Melville is a tragic ...

(5 pages) 99 1 5.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"Snow Falling on Cedars" by David Guterson

Dear Ishmael,...I don't love you, Ishmael. I can think of no more honest way to say it. From the very beg ... to me and I feel I have to tell you the truth... I am not yours any more.I wish you the very best, Ishmael. Your heart is large and you are gentle and kind, and I know you will do great things in thi ... tional story in which we see the life of a man who could not move on and a woman that did. The man, Ishmael, is hopelessly in love with the woman, Hatsue. His love for her can not be dissuaded by anyt ...

(4 pages) 102 0 2.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Scarlet Letter" How would the characters see the white whale? Mentiones also Melville's Moby Dick

In Melville's Moby Dick our narrator, Ishmael, has a unique view on the great white whale. '...all these are but subtle deceits, not actua ... oing to be a comparison to Melville's characters. The first comparison is between Hester Prynne and Ishmael. Hester Prynne is a brave lady who faces her sin, as seen in her ability to face severe ridi ... is a brave lady who faces her sin, as seen in her ability to face severe ridicule on the scaffold. Ishmael is a brave young man who handles any conflict with a strong will, as seen in his agreement t ...

(4 pages) 46 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Characters and Plot of "Moby Dick" by By Herman Melville

characters in Moby Dick, but only a few of themhave any impact on the story. A common sailor named Ishmael is thenarrator. The book, however, focuses on Captain Ahab, the one-leggedcommander of the w ... st mate of the Pequod. Queequeg, Tashtego, and Daggoo are thethree harpooners.The story begins with Ishmael becoming restless. He decides to goout to sea on a whaling ship. In the port of New Bedford, ...

(6 pages) 120 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Symbolism and Foreshadowing in Herman Melville's Moby Dick.

vides us with his core tenets and expands and clarifies these values through the events in the work.Ishmael delineates the entrance and appearance of Father Mapple in detail. Critics believe that Fath ... s given certain details, which may lead readers to believe that they have some further purpose. "...Ishmael...is equally committed to the principle that natural facts are the symbols of spiritual fact ...

(7 pages) 88 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Moby Dick and its Biblical Allusions

ic there are a few main characters that support the fact that they are symbolic to the Bible.First, Ishmael is the main character in the story and is the narrator through most of the book. He is very ... He has class, intelligence, and he knows nothing about whaling or the sea. In the book of Genesis, Ishmael was an outcast "with everyone's hand against him," and in the book you see how he is differe ...

(5 pages) 10093 0 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Moby Dick.

Rob CorneliusThe Whiteness of the Whale2. What makes Ishmael swear an oath to kill the white whale? DoesIshmael see Moby Dick the same way which Ahab see ... rrifying?We know that Ahab has long before this story taken an oath to kill Moby Dick, but why have Ishmael and the crew of the ship taken up this oath too? And what exactly is the significance of the ... the whale's white skin? I believe that these two questions can be directly related to one another; Ishmael's utter fear and respect for the color white associated with so many mythological creatures ...

(4 pages) 97 1 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The plot of "Moby Dick".

PlotIshmael the narrator announces his intent to ship aboard a whaling vessel. He has made several voyag ... outh Pacific named Queequeg. At first repulsed by Queequeg's strange habits and shocking appearance Ishmael eventually comes to appreciate the mans generosity and kind spirit, and the two decide to se ... ts and men are caught in the vortex created by the sinking Pequod and pulled under to their deaths. Ishmael who was thrown from a boat at the beginning of the chase was far enough away to escape the w ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Explore the ways Guterson presents women characters within the novel 'Snow Falling on Cedars'

Miyamoto is a key character and Guterson illustrates many issues through her. Her relationship with Ishmael is referred to many times within the novel. Hatsue describes he relationship with Ishmael sa ... orn long and down perhaps portraying her carefree attitude of the time. In comparison, at the trial Ishmael describes her hair "wound tightly in a black knot against her neck". This seems to illustrat ...

(4 pages) 26 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Moby Dick:Herman Melville questions, and analyzes, the connections between Melville, Ahab, and modern religion

gh his unwavering obsession with defeating the Moby Dick, and through his hurbus. In many respects, Ishmael portrays Ahab as barely human, barely governed by human conventions, in complete subordinati ... od.All character information the reader has prior to these chapters has been garnered from hearsay; Ishmael's recounts of the hearsay have been influenced by prophets, most chiefly among them Elijah, ...

(3 pages) 47 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

CH99: "The Doubloon" and human nature

bounds of the Pequod and, philosophically, on a higher level to represent the entire human society.Ishmael, and hence Melville, placed the objects on the Pequod under close scrutiny, for as Ishmael s ... y examine the doubloon, since it was he who nailed it to the mast in the first place.By chapter 99, Ishmael has described most everything that happens or exists on board the Pequod, and Ahab's usual p ...

(5 pages) 20 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ishmael (by Daniel Quinn): Synopsis and quotations

Ishmael is a captivating and mind expanding journey that provides a fresh perspective of the relatio ... .The story begins as a dialog between the narrator, a middle-aged writer, and a wise gorilla, named Ishmael. The narrator answers a classified ad that reads "Teacher seeks pupil. Must have an earnest ... earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person." Through a series of meetings with the narrator, Ishmael provides us with proactive insight as to how we came to perceive human history and our cultu ...

(4 pages) 101 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Moby Dick

The story begins with the narrator Ishmael who is tired of his same old routine of life. Ishmael decides to go out to sea and search fo ... d of his same old routine of life. Ishmael decides to go out to sea and search for some excitement. Ishmael talks about how he never goes to sea as a passenger or a captain, but a simple sailor. He ta ... better it is to get paid to clean up a little bit out one the sea rather then paying to go out.When Ishmael sets off to find an adventure he stops to rest at New Bedford at a place called "The Spouter ...

(3 pages) 60 2 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Ishmael Book

Sociology 336Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit. Daniel Quinn. 262 pp. 1992. Bantam/Turner Books: New Y ... Quinn. 262 pp. 1992. Bantam/Turner Books: New York. $10.95 paperback. ISBN 0-553-37540-7Major PointsIshmael is about a man seeking peace from the disillusioned lies he has been lead to believe. He com ... ut wisdom of the unknown truth. To the man's surprise the teacher is a caged gorilla. This gorilla "Ishmael" is not just a gorilla he is gifted with the revolution of mother culture; his objective is ...

(7 pages) 93 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Death is Tragic: The Value of a Life A Short Story Based on the Jewish Pogroms Works Consulted Page Included!

Part 1: The Conditions of the Jews "Grab that," shouted Ishmael as he threw his arms into the air to try and catch a spear thrown at the Jews. Ishmael caugh ... ht the spear and then crouched low as he whispered to Kohr, "Let's take cover!" Kohr follows Ishmael furtively. They treaded through the area where Christians had recently been burning Jews for ... the area where Christians had recently been burning Jews for the so-called conspiracy. They entered Ishmael's house, a small, tapestry-covered stone shack. Ishmael lighted the central fire and the pai ...

(3 pages) 55 2 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The concept of facing reality through the movie 'Snow Falling on Cedars' and the 60 minute report 'Return to Bali'

reality involves physical, emotional or psychological change. The physical change is shown through Ishmael, the main character of 'Snow Falling on Cedars' and Nicole McLean, one of the Bali survivors ... eir realities were fears, depression and anxiety towards revisiting the site of the bombing. Though Ishmael's feelings at the time were different, as it was mainly heartache, the emotions felt by the ...

(6 pages) 21 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Moby Dick and Thunderstorm on Narragansett Bay

to see that madness reflected, not only from his crew, but from the whole of the human race.Through Ishmael's narrative we see the image of Ahab's ship, the Pequod, as a metaphorical earth: with peopl ... earth: with people of all manner of race and creed (albeit all male and all sailors). For example, Ishmael uses a metaphor describing Ahab's morning walk along the ship's deck, "planks so familiar to ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

T responsibilities should the individual and the organisation take in preventing harassment in the workplace?

this subject field, one realises just how vast the issue of harassment in the workplace has become.Ishmael and Alemoru (1999) suggest that the basis of harassment lies within three substantial types ... ns can have an incredible effect and huge repercussions on both individuals and whole organisations.Ishmael and Alemoru also identify non-verbal communications, such as the display and distribution of ...

(9 pages) 107 0 4.8 Feb/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Hajj: It's events and their significance.

because Muslims believe the Prophet Ibrahim was instructed to bring his wife, Hagar and their child Ishmael to Arabia from Palestine to protect them from the jealousy of Ibrahim's first wife Sarah. Al ... me supplies of food and water. However the supplies quickly ran out and within a few days Hagar and Ishmael were suffering from hunger and dehydration. In her desperation Hagar ran up and down two hil ...

(6 pages) 27 0 4.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Analysis of the Works of Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

s influenced by the individualism represented in Hester and tried to express its importance through Ishmael. Finally, the conflict between good and evil was displayed between Melville's characters, Is ... t following the crowd and Melville carried over the same theme in his novel. In Moby-Dick, Ahab and Ishmael were a response to the hardship's one might endure in pursuing a dream. Melville is a tragic ...

(5 pages) 20 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors