The Log and the Line

  • Brian R. Pellar
Part of the American Literature Readings in the 21st Century book series (ALTC)


In this chapter, Pellar does an almost line-by-line analysis so that the reader can understand just how much Melville’s antislavery allegory pervades his novel. As with a key to a cipher, the hidden antislavery message of Moby-Dick becomes clear and readable.


Break Water Crew Member Rotten Line Holy Ghost Slave Ship 
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  • Brian R. Pellar
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  1. 1.BostonUSA

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