On the Modernity of Moby Dick
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Moby Dick is a great classic born in the earth of Romanticism with modern features. Its modernity explains its popularity since the 1920s and its everlasting charm among readers and critics all over the world. what has been considered as failures and shortcomings in the novel turn out to be unmounted speciality of Herman Melville. Being a conscientious author Melville adopts thoughtful and cunning strategy to deliver his profound messages in the disguise of a romantic marine adventure by Ahab and Ishmael. This essay tries to interpret the modernity in Moby Dick from the perspective of structure, theme and style.
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