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Hermann Melville, Moby-Dick Introduction to American Literature I November 15, 2010 Professor Iannini Rutgers University
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Quiz : 1. To whom is Moby-Dick dedicated? 2. Name one of the texts that is quoted in “Extracts” 3. What is the first sentence of Moby-Dick? 4. What is the name of the owner of the Spouter Inn? 5. What is the subject of the painting in the entrance to the Spouter Inn? 6. What is the name of Ishmael’s bedmate at the Spouter Inn 6. What is the topic of Father Mapple’s sermon 8. Who gets the better lay aboard the Pequod and why?
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Hermann Melville
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Allan Melvill
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Now, I do not say that Nathaniel of Salem is a greater than William of Avon, or as great. But the difference between the two men is by no means immeasurable. Not a very great deal more, and Nathaniel were verily William. This, too, I mean, that if Shakespeare has not been equalled, he is sure to be surpassed, and surpassed by an American born now or yet to be born. For it will never do for us who in most other things
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