An Analytic Study of Herman Melville’s Novel “Moby Dick”

Authors

  • Dr. Safeer Hyder Assistant Professor, Dept. of Urdu, GC University, Lahore
  • Muhammad Khizir Abbas Visiting Faculty, Dept. of Urdu, GC University, Lahore
  • Muhammad Yahya Mubarak PhD Scholar, GCU, Lahore

Keywords:

Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Revenge, Psychological Novel, Racism, Fear, Symbolic Novel

Abstract

Moby Dick is considered one of the world’s classic masterpieces. It is a symbolic novel depicting the destruction of Colonialism, religious monopolies, racism, and capitalism. In addition, it is a psychological masterpiece in which the depths of the human psyche are beautifully described. Through his characters, the novelist expresses revenge, fear, existential crisis, escapism, and other complex human emotions.

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Published

2022-06-28

How to Cite

Dr. Safeer Hyder, Muhammad Khizir Abbas, & Muhammad Yahya Mubarak. (2022). An Analytic Study of Herman Melville’s Novel “Moby Dick”. Zaban-O-Adab, 15(1), 298-309. Retrieved from //zabanoadab.gcuf.edu.pk/index.php/1/article/view/97

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