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Fighting the evil with evilness?
am 24. September 2014
Classic that pretty much doesnt need any introduction. The Story is as old as mankind itself. We define the evil based on our strange and very individual moral standards and then try to wipe it out with doubtful methods which have to be considered evil as well. Nevertheless, a captain and his crew are hunting a whale whom they consider as an evil, devilish creature - The Leviatan. Melville wrote this book after he accompanied whale hunters and strickend a plot which is so twisted and yet so straight if you read between the lines. This book has been an inspiration for many movies and books and allows you, if reading properly, to question your own moral standarts. The bottom line question remains: who or what is evil and how should it be treated. People cross lines for the sake of some odd purpose, while sometimes even questioning their own intergrity. This what Moby Dick is all about.