Parsing the Subtext

November 25, 2013 | 1

What do Nick Carraway, Katniss Everdeen and Ishmael (from Moby-Dick) all have in common? Ester Bloom suspects all three are in the closet.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

One comment:

  1. Ismael? But what about Moby Dick himself? What’s he doing chasing after a ship full of guys all the time? And his NAME!? He’s a whale, for heaven’s sake. It’s probably ten feet long!

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