Moby-Dick: Chapters 19-35

In which…

1. Ahab quits smoking and throws his pipe into the sea. (WHY???)
2. Melville fucks with the Swedish Demigod of Natural Science, Linnaeus who already in 1766 decided that whales are not to be considered fish. But Melville rather wants to believe his biased whaling buddies of Nantucket. I guess, if the whales are FISH they can be continuesly be slaughtered by the thousands. (PATHETIC!)
Melville also claims that the Sperm Whale is the biggest whale on earth…

Not many right ones there.
What has gotten into the man?



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