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" I, Ishmael, was one of that crew; my shouts had gone up with the rest; my oath had been welded with theirs; and stronger I shouted, and more did I hammer and clinch my oath, because of the dread in my soul. A wild, mystical, sympathetical feeling was... "
Moby-Dick - Page 196
by Herman Melville - 2008 - 664 pages
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Auctor Ludens: Essays on Play in Literature

Gerald Guinness, Andrew Hurley - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 204 pages
...Ishmael, was one of that crew, my shouts had gone up with the rest....A wild, mystical, sympathetic feeling was in me; Ahab's quenchless feud seemed mine. With greedy ears I learned the history of the murderous monster against whom I and all the others had taken our oaths of violence and revenge....
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Melville's Later Novels

William B. Dillingham - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 430 pages
...magnet!" (p. 368). When Ahab enlists his crew to join him in his vengeful search, Ishmael says that "a wild, mystical, sympathetical feeling was in me; Ahab's quenchless feud seemed mine" (p. 155). It is from this compelling magnetism that Ishmael must escape if he is to survive. 25. Viktor...
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Moby Dick, Or The Whale: Volume 6, Scholarly Edition

Herman Melville - Fiction - 1988 - 1048 pages
...men that have no bowels to feel fear! Chapter 4 Moby Dick I, Ishmael, was one of that crew; my shouts had gone up with the rest; my oath had been welded...Ahab's quenchless feud seemed mine. With greedy ears 1 learned the history of that murderous monster against whom I and all the others had taken our oaths...
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European Revolutions and the American Literary Renaissance

Larry J. Reynolds - History - 1988 - 207 pages
...on the other.) Ishmael, excited and incited by Ahab like all the others, explains himself by saying, "My oath had been welded with theirs; and stronger...and clinch my oath, because of the dread in my soul" (155). And when the chase for Moby Dick is under way, Melville again uses the image of the hammer in...
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Self and Other: Object Relations in Psychoanalysis and Literature

Robert Rogers - Family & Relationships - 1993 - 195 pages
...orchestrates the ritual vow of drinking to the death of Moby Dick from the "chalice" end of the harpoons: "A wild, mystical, sympathetical feeling was in me; Ahab's quenchless feud seemed mine." When Ishmael declares much earlier, "No more my splintered heart and maddened hand were turned against...
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The Art of John Gardner: Instruction and Exploration

Per Winther - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 221 pages
...Ahab's purpose. After the quarter-deck episode he exclaims: "I, Ishmael, was one of that crew; my shouts had gone up with the rest; my oath had been welded...feeling was in me; Ahab's quenchless feud seemed mine" (179). There is, then, a close spiritual kinship between Ishmael and Ahab, as there is between Jonathan...
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Sounding the Whale: Moby-Dick as Epic Novel

Christopher Sten - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 91 pages
...impels his men to join in the hunt for the White Whale, "I, Ishmael, was one of that crew; my shouts had gone up with the rest; my oath had been welded with theirs A wild, mystical, sympathetical feeling was in me; Ahab's quenchless feud seemed mine." The "dread"...
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The Serpent in the Cup: Temperance in American Literature

David S. Reynolds, Debra J. Rosenthal - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 237 pages
...drunken orgy scene, as the formerly blithe narrator begins Chapter 41 by declaring that "my shouts had gone up with the rest; my oath had been welded with theirs. . . . Ahab's quenchless feud seemed mine" (155). Given the number of dark-temperance images in the...
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The American Mystery: American Literature from Emerson to DeLillo

Tony Tanner - Literary Collections - 2000 - 242 pages
...a little at that word in connection with that figure. 'I, Ishmael, was one of that crew; my shouts had gone up with the rest; my oath had been welded...clinch my oath, because of the dread in my soul.' Ahab works through welding. He calculates how to coerce and use what he revealingly thinks of as 'manufactured...
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Mythos und Profit: zur Vermittlung sozialer Interaktionsmodelle über ...

Hinrik Schünemann - American fiction - 2000 - 530 pages
...Handlungsträger Ahab 'vorgeschaltet' ist. Als solches identifiziert sich Ishmael - gewissermaßen - mit Ahab: "A wild, mystical, sympathetical feeling was in me; Ahab's quenchless feud seemed mine."647 Durch diese explizite Literarisierung der Identifikationsproblematik verweist der fiktive...
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