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Very confusing bsc - Mike Miranda BSC 101 Allen Shelton October 20th 2007 Vanishings Moby Dick by Herman Melville and Das Capital by Karl Marx are

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Mike Miranda BSC 101 Allen Shelton October 20 th , 2007 Vanishings Moby Dick by Herman Melville and Das Capital by Karl Marx are very different books. They have plots that are related in almost no way at all and settings that have nothing at all in common. Despite the fact that they have nothing in common plot and setting wise, they do have many similar points and hidden messages within. One of the main messages in both Das Capital and Moby Dick is the act of vanishing. In both books something is vanishing. There are differences however between the vanishing Moby Dick and the vanishing in Das Capital. In Moby Dick the act of vanishing is taking place on an actual live creature. The whale Moby Dick itself is the main object vanishing within the book. In Das Capital the object vanishing isn’t so much an object one can see or touch. In Das Capital the object vanishing it’s more of an inanimate object or ideas and thoughts themselves. This is the main difference between the vanishings in Moby Dick and Das Capital. Even Though these are very different disappearances they do have many traits in common. Both of them do have supernatural entities present. In Moby Dick the supernatural entity present is Moby Dick himself. The fact that a single whale would be capable of attacking and sinking numerous large ships is somewhat farfetched. There are also other areas of Moby Dick that could be classified as supernatural. The fact that Moby Dick still vanishes at the end of the novel after all the times he has been spotted and harpooned could be classified as supernatural. Das Capital by Karl Marx also has supernatural entities present within the book. The book contains many references to supernatural creatures such as vampires and witches. Capitalism itself is related to dead vampire like blood sucking labor. Also there are many references that of magical or supernatural transformation of raw materials into finished commodities. Furthermore Marx classifies some of the ways that the economic system itself runs as supernatural. These are ways that Karl Marx ties the supernatural into the book. These examples of the supernatural entities within Moby Dick and Das Capital are different but also the same. These example of supernatural entities are different fashions because Moby Dick takes something that is an actual known creature and just amps it up to become a supernatural being. However Karl Marx takes what we could imagine as fake or made up characters such as vampires or witches and ties them into his writing in a serious manor. They are the same though because both Marx and Melville use these supernatural entities to help explain the vanishing within the novel. Both Marx and Melville also use the exterior and interior landscapes to help explain the
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course BSC 101 taught by Professor ? during the Fall '08 term at Buffalo State.

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Very confusing bsc - Mike Miranda BSC 101 Allen Shelton October 20th 2007 Vanishings Moby Dick by Herman Melville and Das Capital by Karl Marx are

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