Consider chapters 23-24 of Moby Dick.
What is the significance of these chapters to the novel?
How is the argument in them set forth? What proofs does Ishmael bring to support his argument, and how convincing do you find them, and why? What are the foundations for these proofs, or what types of authority does Ishmael appeal to?
What rhetorical tools does Melville use in order to argue his perspective?
Max ~500 words.
Here is the link of the book: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2701/2701-h/2701-h.htm