white whale


White Whale Is Like An Absence Of Color

a: White whale ~
b: an absence of color

What: "The white color of the whale is like an absence of color, or a blankness like the absence of God. Melville tells us that the whiteness is like the depths of the Milky Way, the immensity of the non-human universe." Hmmm. The whale god metaphor is common in Melville and in the Old Testament.

Writer: AlexScott
Date: Jan 21 2012 11:59 AM

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