Religious Imagery in Moby Dick

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Herman Melville’s Moby Dick is a novel that uses many forms of religious imagery. Through the adventure of captain Ahab in his search of Moby Dick it describes the battle between the evil powers of the Devil against the good powers of God and Jesus. In this metaphor, the Devil is in Captain Ahab, God is in nature, Jesus is seen in Moby Dick, and mankind is represented by the crew of the Pequod. …

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…on top of a coffin at the end of the book, which may signify the rising of the dead for the second coming of the lord. Through the use of a complex metaphor the religious imagery in Melville’s Moby Dick has been revealed. It is easy to see why the novel is hard to understand. It is sometimes more complicated than the Bible itself. It can also seem as long as the bible too.