I. Biographical Insights
A. The culture this great author was a part of was the time in American history where inspiring
works of literature began to emerge. It was also a time when American writers had not
completely separated its literary heritage from Europe, partly because there were successful
literary genius' flourishing there.
B. Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819, he was the son of Allan and Maria Melville.
During Herman's childhood he lived in
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to a reader who
wants to know about Man's relation to the universe. The difference this novel will have on society is that
it will help a person find their relation to the universe.
Melville, Herman. "Moby Dick", Spencer Press, Inc. 1936
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