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Monday, March 20, 2006

American Lit

"Vengeance on a dumb brute!" cried Starbuck, "that simply smote thee from blindest instinct! Madness! To be enraged with a dumb thing, Captain Ahab, seems blasphemous." . . . "Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me. For could the sun do that, then I could do the other."

2 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

And against who, pray tell, are you seeking vengance, James?

Or is Moby Dick your reading material of choice right now?

2:02 PM  
Blogger James Oliver said...

Revenge, says Herman Melville, is an evil quest. Before you seek it out, you first dig two graves.

8:51 PM  

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