The image of the Harvard and Yale-educated former Governor of Texas as a spouter
of "Bush-isms" and a dangerous buffoon is not shared by all, though.
This makes him 'so real that you have to pinch yourself while reading him to remind yourself that this amazing spouter
of blood and thunder is fiction.
Despite another Smith penalty, it was West Park who fought back to lead courtesy of two Spouter
penalties and a Turner try.
From this interpretive perspective, the role of Starbuck involves a mediation of discourse: he is the first mate, midway between the captain and crew, loyal to Ahab but always alert to the grumbling and dissenting of repressed heteroglossia as well as to his own discourses of domesticity (his Mary and child at home), his professional as opposed to Ahab's obsessive code of whaling, his commonsense urging of survival and comfort--a language that Melville inscribes at the beginning of the novel with the homely comforts of the Spouter
Inn and the Try Pots--and the pragmatic discourse with which, despite his artistic and philosophical remoteness, Melville, it would seem, is sympathetic.
How Moby-Dick catches you at the start, with Ishmael and his November-filled soul standing at the tip of Manhattan Island looking out to sea from the Battery--then with him in New Bedford at the Spouter
Inn together in bed "like a married couple" with that noblest of savages, the wonderful Queequeg, waking to find the harpooner's "arm thrown over me in the most loving and affectionate manner" What a scene
the painting at the Spouter
Inn, New Bedford, the Pequod, characters like Queequeg, Father Mapple, Peleg and Bildad, Elijah) and by focusing on his perspectives--which are often hysterically funny (e.