Rhetorical Evaluation of Moby Dick Yahoo Docs Essay

KelseyВ MaharВ

Mr. В CurleyВ

APВ EnglishВ

RhetoricalВ AnalysisВ ofВ " TheВ QuarterВ Deck”В

28В FebruaryВ 2015В

TheВ QuarterВ DeckВ

HermanВ Melville'sВ " MobyВ Dick” isВ theВ storyВ ofВ aВ seaВ voyageВ goneВ amissНѕВ oneВ whereВ menВ simplyВ searchingВ forВ adventureВ onВ theВ seaВ areВ takenВ advantageВ ofВ toВ fulfillВ aВ maddenedВ CaptainВ Ahab'sВ fantasyВ ofВ revenge. В SuspenseВ isВ graduallyВ increasesВ throughoutВ theВ story: В first, В leadingВ upВ toВ theirВ depart, В andВ laterВ asВ theyВ approachВ theirВ finalВ confrontationВ withВ MobyВ Dick. В TheВ chapterВ entitledВ " TheВ QuarterВ Deck, ” servesВ asВ aВ majorВ turningВ pointВ inВ theВ story, В whereВ tensionВ andВ suspenseВ firstВ beginВ toВ build. В ItВ isВ packedВ withВ rhetoricВ fromВ CaptainВ Ahab, В whichВ isВ successfullyВ usedВ inВ orderВ toВ arouseВ hisВ crewВ andВ inspiritВ themВ forВ hisВ irrationalВ missionВ ofВ revenge. В ThroughВ briefВ stageВ directions, В rousingВ speech, В dialogue, В andВ narration, В MelvilleВ dramatizesВ thisВ chapter, В andВ makesВ itВ oneВ ofВ theВ mostВ significantВ andВ memorableВ chaptersВ inВ theВ novel. В ThroughВ employingВ theseВ rhetoricalВ techniques, В MelvilleВ alsoВ foreshadowsВ futureВ eventsВ andВ givesВ theВ readerВ insightВ onВ theВ realityВ ofВ theВ situationВ theВ menВ areВ in. В В ThisВ chapterВ beginsВ withВ aВ veryВ shortВ pieceВ ofВ stageВ directions: В " (EnterВ Ahab: В Then, В all)”. В DespiteВ it'sВ seemingВ insignificance, В Melville'sВ choiceВ toВ employВ theВ useВ ofВ stageВ directionsВ forВ theВ firstВ timeВ hereВ isВ anВ extremelyВ intuitiveВ decision. В SoВ whyВ didВ heВ justВ decideВ toВ useВ themВ now? В ThisВ signifiesВ somethingВ outВ ofВ theВ ordinaryВ isВ aboutВ toВ happen. В AfterВ aВ longВ focusВ onВ Ishmael'sВ privateВ thoughtsВ andВ hisВ ownВ adventureВ atВ sea, В stageВ directionsВ signifyВ aВ changeВ inВ plot. В TheyВ braceВ theВ readerВ forВ theВ greatВ turningВ pointВ thatВ isВ aboutВ toВ occurВ inВ theВ novel. В InВ addition, В theВ useВ ofВ stageВ directionsВ hasВ anВ emotionalВ appeal, В becauseВ itВ canВ makeВ theВ readerВ feelВ asВ thoughВ theyВ

areВ witnessingВ theВ storyВ unfoldВ asВ ifВ theyВ areВ watchingВ aВ dramaticВ play. В Also, В theВ useВ ofВ stageВ directionsВ promotesВ MobyВ DickВ asВ aВ tragedy, В whichВ isВ oneВ theВ twoВ typesВ ofВ dramaticВ plays. В TragediesВ " focusВ onВ aВ majorВ calamityВ orВ death, В raisingВ questionsВ aboutВ society, В relationships, В moralityВ andВ theВ meaningВ ofВ life”. В ThisВ arousesВ interestВ inВ theВ readerВ byВ foreshadowingВ futureВ incidents. В InВ aВ tragedy, В thingsВ areВ boundВ toВ goВ awry, В soВ thisВ connectionВ madeВ byВ MelvilleВ givesВ insightВ toВ theВ probableВ futureВ ofВ theВ crew. В ThroughВ includingВ shortВ directions, В althoughВ onlyВ briefly, В MelvilleВ servesВ toВ bothВ interestВ andВ includeВ theВ audienceВ inВ theВ unravelingВ plotВ andВ toВ foreshadowВ toВ contributeВ toВ buildingВ suspenseВ throughoutВ theВ novel. В В CaptainВ AhabВ largelyВ usesВ appealsВ toВ theВ crew'sВ emotionsВ throughВ hisВ dictionВ andВ languageВ inВ thisВ chapter. В TheВ useВ ofВ pathosВ isВ essentialВ toВ persuadeВ hisВ crewВ toВ searchВ forВ MobyВ DickВ andВ toВ avoidВ anyВ mutinyВ orВ rebellion. В BeforeВ evenВ proposingВ hisВ plan, В AhabВ instantlyВ setsВ themВ upВ byВ askingВ themВ aВ multitudeВ ofВ questions. В ForВ example, В heВ asksВ " WhatВ doВ yeВ doВ whenВ yeВ seeВ aВ whale, В men? ” Naturally, В theВ crewВ repliesВ asВ theyВ areВ expectedВ to. В ByВ posingВ thingsВ asВ questionsВ ratherВ thanВ orders, В theВ menВ areВ instantlyВ moreВ preparedВ toВ listenВ andВ obeyВ Ahab'sВ instructions. В MelvilleВ evenВ notesВ thatВ " theyВ themselvesВ becameВ soВ excitedВ atВ suchВ seeminglyВ purposelessВ questions. ” Ahab'sВ speechВ ofВ theВ painВ MobyВ DickВ hasВ inflictedВ onВ himВ isВ illustratedВ byВ loadedВ languageВ thatВ notВ onlyВ isВ usedВ toВ arouseВ theВ crew, В butВ toВ appealВ emotionallyВ toВ theВ audience. В В

AsВ AhabВ presentsВ themВ withВ hisВ planВ toВ captureВ andВ killВ MobyВ Dick, В heВ receivesВ littleВ opposition. В However, В Starbuck, В beingВ mostВ rational, В questionsВ whyВ aВ voyageВ meantВ toВ makeВ aВ profitВ hasВ evolvedВ intoВ aВ madВ huntВ forВ justВ oneВ whaleВ forВ theВ soleВ purposeВ ofВ vengeance. В AhabВ refutesВ hisВ sensibleВ argumentВ throughВ usingВ aВ logicalВ fallacyВ knownВ asВ Bandwagon. В HeВ claimsВ

thatВ theВ restВ ofВ theВ crewВ hasВ happilyВ compliedВ toВ goingВ afterВ MobyВ Dick. В AhabВ replies, В " TheВ team, В man, В theВ crew! В AreВ theyВ notВ oneВ andВ allВ withВ Ahab, В inВ thisВ matterВ ofВ theВ whale? ” NoneВ ofВ...



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