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Parody: Takes normal conventions of something and reverses them. The typical becomes atypical. Almost right, except its wrong. Conventions of prophesy. Jonah is atypical. Typical role of prophet: To give oracles against foreign nations. Element of satire: Even the cattle repent! Why do people write parodies: To make you see the conventional in an unconventional fashion. In a typical prophesy, you never question God (ch 6 Isaiah). Melville wrote his own take on the satire, not what it seems He only tells about two chapters in Jonah, not all four. Why? Trying to calm troubled waters, but he is trying to calm troubled waters, condemns himself He is lying Sermon does not fit with the rest of the book. No one submits in book, no one repents, like Job. Submitting would be unjust. He presents himself as though he were the captain of a ship, but he is a false captain, in a false church (his church will never sink). The epitaphs in the walls are all the people who drowned at sea. Everything is a sham. Queequeg got up and left.
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