International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 6, June 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]

Faustian Myth in Herman Melville's Moby Dick
Abstract: In this paper, I am going to explore Faustian Myth in Herman Melville's Moby Dick (1851) which is an outstanding work of American Renaissance and Romanticism. This novel is about an irrevocable quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, to seek revenge on Moby Dick, a whale which has destroyed his ship on his previous voyage that severed his leg from the knee. Here, in this paper I am not relating Faust's story to this novel in a traditional way by talking about devil, pact and damnation but regarding this novel Faustian by the characteristics that it shares with the character of Faust by examining its boundless aspirations, its expansionism, its identification of knowledge with power, its attempt to subdue nature, its yearning for control over its own destiny.

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Anuma (2018); Faustian Myth in Herman Melville's Moby Dick; Int J Sci Res Publ 5(6) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0615.php?rp=P424159
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