Misanthropy


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Misanthropy

Misbehavior (See MISCHIEVOUSNESS.)
Ahab, Captain
consumed by hate, pursues whale that ripped off his leg. [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]
Alceste
antisocial hero. [Fr. Lit.: Le Misanthrope]
Confidence Man, The
Melville’s social satire castigating mankind. [Am. Lit.: The Confidence Man, Magill III, 221–223]
Dryas
hated mankind; avoided public appearances. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 84]
Fuller’s thistle
indicates hatred of mankind. [Flower Symbol-ism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
Nemo, Captain
brilliant captain of submarine, “Nautilus”; bitter misanthropy the reason for his undersea seclusion. [Fr. Lit.: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea]
Sub-Mariner
friend of fish, scourge of man. [Comics: Horn, 640]
teasel
indicates hatred of mankind. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
Timon
“undone by goodness,” turns misanthropic. [Br. Lit.: Timon of Athens]
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This is not the point about which there is a similarity between the origins of misanthropy and of misology, as Socrates soon makes clear:
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