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000015632 1001_ $$aGlera Hernando, Mario
000015632 24500 $$aMoby Dick: Ishmael’s Epic Voyage Revisited
000015632 260__ $$aZaragoza$$bUniversidad de Zaragoza$$c2014
000015632 506__ $$aby-nc-sa$$bCreative Commons$$c3.0$$uhttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
000015632 520__ $$aEpics exist almost since the dawn of oral literature and they still exist nowadays in films, comics and even videogames. They tell the story of heroes, gods and they have a significance for the culture they are placed in. Epics were very important for ancient cultures and they usually produced iconic characters that in the end became national icons, for instance, Odysseus is regarded as a great hero of Greece. Herman Melville´s praised Moby Dick (1851) is unquestionably an epic that deals with the self, salvation, revenge and an epic creature, the white whale called 'Moby Dick'. However, this American novel is not a classical epic due to the large amount of scientific knowledge it displays. As all epics need a hero Moby Dick is also special because it contains two heroes: Ishmael and Ahab. This paper is specially focused on the way the novel resembles the classical epics and the circular journey Ishmael, the major character of the novel, takes. Following Thomas Drake and Joseph Campbell studies, the most recognisable features of epics and the stages of the epic hero will be followed and compared with the ones of Moby Dick and Ishmael. This comparison will stand for a demonstration that allows Herman Melville´s novel to be labelled as epic despise the many chapters of factual information.
000015632 521__ $$aGraduado en Estudios Ingleses
000015632 540__ $$aDerechos regulados por licencia Creative Commons
000015632 6531_ $$amoby dick
000015632 6531_ $$aherman melville
000015632 6531_ $$aepic
000015632 6531_ $$aepic heroes
000015632 6531_ $$aepic stages
000015632 700__ $$aNadal Blasco, María Benita$$edir.
000015632 7102_ $$aUniversidad de Zaragoza$$bFilología Inglesa y Alemana$$cFilología Inglesa
000015632 8560_ $$f635301@celes.unizar.es
000015632 8564_ $$s1557869$$uhttp://zaguan.unizar.es/record/15632/files/TAZ-TFG-2014-1281_ANE.pdf$$zAnexos (eng)
000015632 8564_ $$s355332$$uhttp://zaguan.unizar.es/record/15632/files/TAZ-TFG-2014-1281.pdf$$yMemoria (eng)$$zMemoria (eng)
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