And Some Certain Significance Lurks in All Things: Outlandish Sympathy in Herman Melville Moby Dick
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arts and Humanities
As Melville narrator, Ishmael, embarks from the human-centered world of the lea shore into the outlandish world of the leviathan, he encounters a non-space where things fail to signify. Terra firma gives ground to an ocean wilderness where thought finds no solid footing. Men behave like savages; savages
Deyo, Brian, "And Some Certain Significance Lurks in All Things: Outlandish Sympathy in Herman Melville Moby Dick" (2013). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 1220.