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Flashbacks of Revenge

02 May

Sometimes I am reading our current novel and have a flashback to a previous book.  Like when I read this quote from chapter 44 of Moby-Dick:

What trances of torments does that man endure who is consumed with one unachieved revengeful desire.  He sleeps with clenched hands; and wakes with his own bloody nails in his palms.

Obviously, Ahab is the character described in the quote, but in the margin of my copy I wrote, “sounds like Roger Chillingworth.”

I love it when a character comes back to visit, even a creepy one like Hester’s husband.

Sperm Whaling. The Chase

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Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Moby-Dick, The Scarlet Letter

 

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One response to “Flashbacks of Revenge

  1. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    May 2, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Chilly, very chilly indeed.

    Love your insights Christine!

     

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