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The Father of Our Country

26 Mar

It may seem ridiculous, but it (Queequeg’s head) reminded me of George Washington’s head, as seen in the popular busts of him.  It had the same long regularly graded retreating slope from above the brows, which were likewise very projecting, like two long promontories thickly wooded on top.   Queequeg was George Washington cannibalistically developed.   Moby Dick, Chapter 10

Queequeg was George Washington cannibalistically developed??   OK.  Sure.  Whatever.   You make the call:

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13 Comments

Posted by on March 26, 2012 in Moby-Dick

 

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13 responses to “The Father of Our Country

  1. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    March 26, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Separated at birth.

     
    • Christine

      March 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      snort!

       
  2. Jeannette

    March 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I just think it’s funny to picture George Washington with tattoos all over. 🙂

     
  3. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    March 26, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    I agree.

     
  4. Christina Joy

    March 26, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    I’m glad you placed the picture of Queequeg on the left, otherwise I would fear for George’s well-being.

     
  5. Christina Joy

    March 26, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Also, I added phrenology to the tags so I don’t have to do a Classic Word of the Day about it. 🙂

     
  6. Jeannette

    March 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    That particular drawing of Queequeg does look rather creepy…sorta why I chose it. Phrenology – nice.

     
  7. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    March 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I wonder if one could purchase a cannibalistic development app., kind of like an age progression app.

     
    • Adriana @ Classical Quest

      March 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

      One more thing about Queegueg – does anyone else think he talks like Tonto from the Lone Ranger?

      (Or rather Tonto speaks like Queequeg.)

       
      • Christina Joy

        March 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm

        Mea likee thisa thoughtee.

         
  8. Jeannette

    March 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Thisa isa betteree than pigee Latinee!

     

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