Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Another Moby Cartoon


I dare not reproduce it--but I can link to it.

Cartoon by Jon Herman. Ahab is tied to the whale--but he has a cell phone and says, "Hey, I gotta go! I'm out of minutes."

Of course the cell phone pun now inextricably tied to Ahab's life, as we all know that this is his last breath before Moby Dick breaches.

Notice what I just said--we all know.

This cartoon makes use of the fact that we know this is Ahab in his last moments. Yet it brings up the question--what does one think if one doesn't know the tale? How do I test that? Maybe in class with the high schoolers one day in the fall...

...to be continued.

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