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Reading <em>Moby-Dick</em> at 30,000 Feet

Reading Moby-Dick at 30,000 Feet

by Tony Hoagland
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Reading Moby-Dick at 30,000 Feet Passivity Quotes

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What a relief it would beto hear someone in the crewcry out like a gull, (48-50)

This inactive airplane life really weighs on our speaker. He suggests that all the things that are supposed to relieve us and relax us and make us more comfortable (upholstered seats, Muzak, airtight airplane compartments) are actually hard on us in a way. They separate us from liveliness and from interaction with the world.

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