fateadam
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Hi all,

I have to write an essay for my moby **** course at university on moby ****. I'm allowed to make up whatever question I want and can compare it (themes or characters or both) to any other book. Could anyone give me suggestions as to which books I could compare with Moby **** and why? I'm really stumped. Thank you!
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The King James Bible - you could look at the story of Jonah and the Whale, comparing representations of human interaction with whales?

Dracula - compare Ahab hunting the whale with Van Helsing hunting Dracula - obsession with a mythical foe, and how other characters (Harker/Ishmael) are drawn into the hunt

Shakespeare - there is loads of criticism on Shakespeare's influence on Moby D (are the censors really not allowing the full title?!) so you could pick many of those for a close reading

If you really want to suffer then you could compare it to The Heart of Darkness and go for a "male quest/impotence/colonial man in the wilderness" angle, although I absolutely hate the book, so I would only suggest this to the extreme masochist....

Hopefully that gives you some ideas, though? :dontknow:
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