Moby Dick redux: dedicated to Melvillians everywhere
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Do you think Ahab's happy, tho? Or is he feeling a whale of a disappointment? :)
Ahab = Jerusha
Father Mapple = Mother Mapple
Elijah = Eunice
Captain Bildad = Madame Captain Bildad
Captain Peleg = Madame Captain Peleg
Queequeg = Salome
Starbuck = Stardoe
Stubb = Imogen
Flask = Pepita
Moby Dick = Mabel Twat
How did you come up with those names?! Have you been skulking in the weeds, biding your time until you could break those out on an unsuspecting public? They are brilliant but it's been too long since I read MB to get any specific references. Well, other than Mabel Twat which had me snorting out loud.
Oh dear, I better save you and other innocent bystanders the temptation to go Biblical-exegesis-wise: I just pulled those off my irregular head. (Stubb evoked Imogen Stubbs, actress. I love the image of an Imogen, on a whaler, second mating.) But, who knows, if there's anything to the science of free-associating, there are treazhures of meaning to unearth here!
This comes from having to amuse oneself countless solitary hours in an odd childhood.
I'll reread anything with you !
In a SHOCKING coincidence (truly!), guess what I scored yesterday--a little hand printed book of something called "The Ahab Poems"! Not sure it's allowed to post from it, tho. Maybe just partially? Here are the first five lines of Fishing with Ahab:
Feel Ahab's pike
Killifish where ticklish?
"Ahab's pike?" I don't remember Ahab's pike.
An Ahab-erlebnis expressed with : "ahaa, we need a bigger boat"